Friday, 11 March 2011
The Troll Hunter
Glenn Erland Tosterud
Hans Morten Hansen
The Troll Hunter is a rather outstanding mockumentary set and made in Norway. A group of students try to make a film about someone they believe is killing bears illegally. After following for some time they discover that he is in fact hunting down Trolls. Yes big fucking Trolls.
Throughout the film they discover that Trolls have been living in Norway for thousands of years. Hans works for the government keeping them under control. If the Trolls manage to escape from their designated areas he's sent in to kill them before they can be discovered. There's rather amusing footage of government officials trying to cover up the resulting destruction and deaths. As the film crew get in deeper they begin to realise they are in danger from both the government and Trolls.
It's very well made, though it is reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project at times due to a large amount of time being set in a forest, that's where the comparison ends. Mainly due to the fact that this film is actually very enjoyable and has some outstanding special effects. It doesn't rely on noises and snot to get your pulse racing, or make you want to give the girl a tissue. Seriously though wipe your fucking nose woman.