I watched what may be the worse movie of all time and I still enjoyed
greatly the show.
I wanted to watch an horror teen movie I saw when I was a kid; Troll.
During my searches, I discovered there is another movie named "Troll 2".
I thought that it is certainly the sequel.
I took a look to the imdb note, and it was very bad (2.9 / 10). But,
hey, I decided to watch it. Here is an overview of my watching
The synopsis of Troll 2 is a family living in a city that exchange
its house to go to the village of Nilbog "to live like farmers"… The son
of the family see his dead grandfather. The grandpa warn his grandson
against Goblins. Those creatures make you eat green things that
transform you and then they eat you. Of course, nobody listen to the boy
that does not want to go to Nilbog, which is infested by goblins that
can take Human appearance.
Troll 2 is bad on most criterion you use to measure the quality of a
During the first minutes of the movie, you get to see the costume of
the goblins. Those costume looks very bad and cheap. So much you can
only find them not terrorizing but funny and ridiculous.
Soon after that, you realize the acting of all actors is extremely
bad. In fact, it is so bad, you might not believe me how bad it is. To
give you an idea, the only equal bad acting I ever witnessed was while
looking at amateurs first Youtube movies trying to follow a scenario.
Apparently most actors were amateurs, it was their first and last
The dialog are, really something… For example the expression
"clusters of hemorrhoid" is used in a non ironic dialog.
The scenario is terrible. For example, most of the thing occurring
suffer from terrible plot holes or terrible mistakes that make
everything hard to believe even if you accept the premises of a world
were Goblins would exist. For example, the grandfather ghost can stop
time for 30 seconds for no reason at all.
The realization is a series of basic mistakes. Actors are not in the
same places after all plan cut for example. Some filmed scene feel so
I forgot to give a word about the music. It is like the director
choose the worst music to go along each scene.
The first ending is really, quite surprising. They win against the
monsters with, what I believe was a failed attempt at humor. It misses
the point so bad, that the irony still make it funny.
Of course, the very last scene is a classical so terrible cliché. To
let you close the experience in awe.
But there is a bonus, the cherry on the cake. During all the movie,
it is never question of a Troll at all. There
is not Troll in Troll 2.
Still, it was quite entertaining.
After the movie
What is really interesting though is that I really enjoyed the watch.
It was so bad, that I couldn't enter in the movie. I analyzed the movie,
and saw all its failures and noticed everything wrong about it. In the
end, the experience was still quite enjoyable. For example, there are
some attempts at humor, but almost all of them fail terribly. I didn't
laugh about the joke, but I did nonetheless by thinking about how bad
that joke was.
Once going to imdb, I discovered I
wasn't alone in loving that terrible movie. Now, I don't know if I
should give that movie a 1 or 2 stars or 8 to 9 stars because it was so
Since then, I learned a few anecdotes about that movie.
It was realized in America by Claudio Fragasso who didn't speak
fluent English. He and his wife were apparently irritated by many of her
friends turning vegetarian. He brought the film crew over with him from
Italy. None of them spoke English either.
“The cast had few experienced actors, and was primarily assembled
from residents of nearby towns who responded to an open casting
George Hardy was a dentist with no acting experience who showed up
for fun, hoping to be cast as an extra, only to be given one of the
film’s largest speaking roles.
Don Packard, who played the store owner, was actually a resident at a
nearby mental hospital, and was cast for—and filmed—his role while on a
day trip; after recovering and being released from the hospital, he
recalled that he had no idea what was happening around him, and that his
disturbed “performance” in the film was not acting”.
Also that movie is so bad, there is a documentary about that movie
named: "Best Worst