I turned it off after 40 minutes
A member from Dublin, 13 Feb 2012
I'm a big fan of anything science fiction, fantasy or action related, but Troll Hunter just did not do it for me. Shaky camerawork aside, -it is after all an integral part of of 'monster documentaries -the story was by-the-book, contrived, and took forever to get going. In addition the characters were very typical -usual mix of nerdy college kids, and the gruff veteran hunter.
A lot of other folks seemed to like it, so maybe if you endure the first half, it picks up in the second. Guess I'll never know...
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Anita from Donegal, 07 Sep 2012
Upon its cinema release this was getting some fairly decent reviews so on that basis I thought sure why not, what is there to lose? Nearly one and three quarters hours was my answer. This is really poor stuff, 30 mins would have been enough. Think of a Fraggle Rock Retirement Home on ice(sounds promising!) but a retirement home where all the residents are fast asleep, the ice is slowly melting & nothing really happens.
Painfully Slow Plot Build-up
Sean from Wicklow, 22 Feb 2012
Troll Hunter did nothing for me. I found the plot so slow, and the characters so stereotypical that I turned it off after 40 minutes, and I've only ever done that with 4 or 5 films. A lot of other people seemed to like it, so maybe it picks up in the second half, but the boredom of the first killed my interest, so I Guess I'll never know...
Donal from Cork, 23 Feb 2012
I'm glad I watched this; was intrigued since I first heard of it. But now I'm not sure if it was worth the effort. Its main fault is it's too long - there isn't enough to the story to merit a full-length feature. But it's very well made with good acting, witty dialogue, good special effects and the beautiful Norwegian landscapes.
Somewhere in the middle
Mark from Dublin, 24 Jan 2012
Has a kind of Blair Witch feel to certain parts of it and all the camera shaking is annoyingly like Cloverfield. Overall its watchable but you dont really engage with the characters. The trolls are well done but its not one I'd be recommending.