I hoped the Norwegian Netflix Original Troll would be this month’s (honorary) torch bearer of the Turkish Star Wars legacy, a film so dumb and ridiculous that it’s must-watch entertainment. The plot was promising enough: in a premise reminiscent of an Alex Jones montage, a 60-foot-tall troll attracted by the smell of Christians appears straight out of Norwegian folklore, headed toward Oslo to reclaim the throne of the Troll Kingdom. Unfortunately, Troll plays its premise too seriously to be any fun and it lacks any socio-critical muster to be an effective disaster film.

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