My first reaction upon receiving Troll 2 DVD case was "OH MY GOD!". This movie is consider to be the worst film ever made and still holds that reputations decades later. It reputation alone is enough to make anyone stay away from it. Though not me, by all means I did put "Maniac" in my name since I do go a step further in watching any film no matter the reputation. Lets begin.
Now before going any further, the film does have a very slight correlation with the first film. The Potter family had milk in their fridge and they have milk here too, and that's about it. After putting the disc into my DVD player the film starts with a grandfather telling Joshua (his grandson) a story about goblins and these are some of the worst looking Goblins I've ever seen. Joshua mother comes in and we find out that grandpa is dead and was in Joshua head. What's odd about this scene is that the grandpa is dead, yet we see a chair is rocking back and fourth. So our main character, named Joshua, is the most annoying character name Joshua in the history of cinema. This character has stupid lines and it made worst with the fact he won't stop saying grandpa (lost count around the 20th time). There is some pointless scenes accompanying by even more pointless banter here and there before Joshua family go to Nilbog. Apparently Joshua father decided to swap their home in the city and go live on a rusty farm, why? Once our family gets to Nilgob the screenwriter felt the need to insult the audience intelligence by telling us that Nilgob is Goblin spelled backwards. By this point I still had over an hour left and wow were they painful.
Once our family gets to their farm and have a pointless talk with the family living their, the family decide to dine on some green looking food. Grandpa ghost then knocks on a window to get Joshua attention, why grandpa ghost doesn't go through the window is one of the many unanswered questions. Grandpa then tells Joshua he must stop his family from eating the green food. So grandpa ghost freezes time since all ghosts could do that for 30 seconds (it was actually 70) and urinates all over the family food. This film knows no boundaries when it comes to stupidity. Meanwhile there is some pointless plot about Joshua sister boyfriend tagging along with his friends to see her. These teenage guys serve no actual purpose in the film aside from getting killed. Also, out of everything for these teenagers to see on TV they watch a human size Monkey farting fire and flying away. This movie lack of intelligence is making the dialogue in The Expendables 2 sound good. Now if there's any scene everyone knows is the "OH MY GOD!" scene which is very hilarious and pathetic in terms of bad acting. The other teenagers die too and then for some reason we a odd and pointless scene in a RV near the end. The witch seduces a teenager. I like the fact that the guy didn't question the lady on television telling him not to change the channel. Then the witch makes out with the guy all while having a cob of corn between them and then popcorn coming out of nowhere. I could literally write a novel on everything bad about this film.
We also have another pointless moment in the film as Joshua sister dances in her room. This pointless moment does bring up one of the most hilarious moment in the films as grandpa thinks his granddaughter is Joshua. He does know the difference between a woman and men, right? Then after finding out the whole town is filled with people dressed like Goblins, the fake people establish that Goblins are Vegetarian. Which is false since they turned people into half human and half plant hybrid which last time I check human are meat. After several minutes of the film just lingering around the writers remembered to include a plot. The people of Nilbog then have a welcoming party for Joshua family and after a pathetic close called with a Goblin. Joshua grandpa thinks the best way to save his family is to start a fire. Now according to this film a preacher has the powers to combat ghosts. Makes sense but then again theirs no point in arguing the film lack of logic. The preacher is set on fire as apparently ghosts have the ability to shoot lightning and the preacher burns. The preacher death in this film has one of the most hilarious death cry in a movie ever. Later after more nonsense, Joshua family decide to to send him to combat the Goblins. Before Joshua combat the Goblins, his grandpa gives him a very powerful and important weapon to combat the Goblins. When it comes time to use his important weapon it turns out to be a double decker bologna sandwich. WOW! This movie made the aliens from Battlefield Earth look intelligent.
After finding out Joshua worked and released lighting? The family defeat the Goblins with "the power of goodness". After we're told that the Goblins are dead then comes the ending where we discover the Goblins are still alive. In case you missed it, I saw an hour and half movie that focus on a kid attempting to save his family from Goblins with help of a ghost. Then after were told that this is a guaranteed plan of killing these Goblins, these Goblins are still alive with no reason. Troll 2 has no Trolls. It's filled with pointless moments that would reduce the film to around ten minutes of actual plot. The acting is horrible and saying it wooden would be an insult to trees. Deborah Reed is by far the goofiest as the witch for giving some of the most over the top facial expression, but she's still allot better than Megan Fox. The acting alone makes Ed Wood films look like Oscar worthy film. Is it the worst movie ever made? Nope, not even by a long shot. I've honestly seen worst movies that have no redeeming values. This film does deliver entertainment in a comedic level and given how many went to pursue the film and see it for themselves are not traits of a standard bad movie letalone the worst. There are other films I've seen that are more deserving of that title like Jorge Ameers Singing Forest, Vampiro (2009), Cannibal (2010), and Butterfly (1981) which are far worst by comparison. It is though, one of the most pointless films ever made I will say.
Troll 2 is not the worst movie ever made, but it is entirely pointless with no sign of professionalism of film-making. Then again, the lack of professionalism is what made this movie entertaining and a good laugh during the long run. It's entertains and its torture the viewers like few bad films can and you'll looking for a good laugh by all means check it out. For those who can't tolerate bad movies, should give this at least one viewing since its bad film-making at it finest and most hilarious.