I recently watched the Trolls movie with my little girl and, not unlike other kids’ movies, I could really relate this to the real world. It has such a strong message about being yourself and recognising happiness is within us all, we just don’t always realise it.
So the story is about 2 groups – The Trolls and the Bergens. Trolls are happy, sparkly, bright characters with big hair, well mostly unless they feel sad and they can lose their colour. Bergens are dull, muted and miserable.
However, Bergens apparently could only be happy when they ate a Troll so they gathered once a year for an event called "Trollstice", where they would eat Trolls and be happy for one day.
Anyway I want to talk about the character Bridget. She is the sweetest, most kind-hearted Bergen in all of Bergen Town. Bridget is the dishwasher and scullery maid and has a secret crush on the Bergen King (Prince Gristle), but she lacks the confidence to speak out. She is supposed to be preparing the trolls for Trollstice but instead becomes friends. Poppy, who’s the super happy Troll, comes up with a plan to make her over and catch the eye of the King.
They basically sit on her head to give her a full head of colorful hair under the name of Lady Glitter Sparkles. You can’t get much better than that!
Fast forward and Bridget tells Poppy she loves her for helping her and instead of getting eaten they show the Bergens that like Bridget they too can be happy without eating them.
There’s a lot of dancing and glitter and laughter mixed with them all singing "Can't Stop The Feeling", turning the feast into a big dance party.
So all I am trying to say is this…
- Let yourself shine, it doesn’t matter what your job is, your size or even how bucky your teeth are, it’s all about the confidence of carrying it.
- Everyone can find happiness within them (you don’t need to eat a Troll, although chocolate’s not bad at times)
- Don’t be afraid to try a new look – rainbow hair and glitter might just be what you need!
- And lastly I didn’t mention the character called Chef. She’s a nasty piece of work who tries to tell everyone they are miserable and puts Bridget down. Well Chef is that negative person/thing in our lives, it could even be ourselves sometimes.
So let’s be more Troll than a Bergen chef and get shinin’!
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