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Incredible new Netflix movie bags perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes

Incredible new Netflix movie bags perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes

The film has been a dream of the director's for more than 20 years.

Netflix's newest creature feature got a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, earning acclaim for its moralistic story, fun effects and twists on Swedish mythology.

From Roar Uthaug, who directed the most recent Tomb Raider film, had been waiting for the opportune moment to develop Troll for more than 20 years. "To finally be able to realize it with the enthusiastic and ambitious people at Netflix and Motion Blur is truly a dream come true. I can't wait to unleash this Norwegian monster on the world," he said in an interview with TheWrap in 2020.

Check out the trailer here!

The story centres on a paleontologist Nora Tidemman who was raised on stories from Swedish folklore from her father. When a series of deaths on a mountainside come to light, Nora teams up with a scholar, soldier and government advisor to find out what is happening in Dovre. Then, the mountain starts to move, and the troll living there wreaks havoc on the humans threatening its home. Comparisons to Godzilla have been scattered about in reviews for Troll, and at one point, it had a perfect critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Since then, the score has decreased to 85%, but that's still a very respectable showing for a film in 2022. "It’s well crafted and efficient in pacing, only briefly touching on requisite environmental concepts," said Bloody Disgusting's Meagan Navarro. "It’s fun enough and does deliver on spectacle, but most of all, it leaves you rooting for its magnificent creature."

"At the end of the day, Troll is still about human ingenuity in face of adversity," read Collider's review from Marco Vito Oddo. "Troll is not getting any awards for originality. Still, it delivers what it promises by telling a story about a giant creature that destroys cities in its waking and the humans who try to prevent catastrophe."

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Topics: Netflix