Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Trollhunter ( Trolljegeren )
So on the strength of Dead Snow I decided to see Trollhunter. The immediate thing that struck me was in the last few years it is the Spanish and Norwegians who have made the better, more interesting horror type films. Unfortunately the Spanish films have undergone re-makes, most notable the more than impressive [REC]. On coming home today and doing some digging on Trollhunter I found that it to is to be remade by an American studio!! The amazing thing is is that interest in a remake was expressed well before the original was even released in Norway!! Apparently on its opening day the rights to a remake were sold to company, 1492, ( never heard of it but there you have it ).
I won't give too much away, but it ends in very much the unexplained manner, as it starts in the two tapes were found way as the genre tends to do. I'm not sure if this worked and again the lack of suspense and mystery are palpably missing. But interestingly one of Norway's social issues is tied into the very ending which is quite a cool touch. I liked how a Norwegian myth was played into a topical issue.
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