Excerpt: Three Norwegian film students head to the remote northern regions of the country to track down a suspected bear poacher. Late one night, they follow the poacher on a trek through the pitch-black woods.
Excerpt: In the Norwegian countryside, the local bear population has been decimated in recent months. The official reports insist there is nothing to be concerned about, but some people have started to doubt that stance.
Conclusion: You might need to take a Norwegian guide along to explain various local references and identify the specific trolls, but Troll Hunter’s proud cultural identity — tremble, a US remake is in the works — is its strongest suit. It’s wry, spectacular fun.
Excerpt: Those who don't take this film too seriously are certain have a lot of fun, as the film's comedy is essentially rooted in this very mantra. The director is to be applauded for the resourcefulness of integrating the giant trolls - almost seamlessly - on what must have been a very modest budget.