Troll Hunter: This is a “found footage” mockumentary. Sort of. There is no way I can know whether there is humor lost in translation, linguistically or culturally. For example, the names of the different breeds of troll are untranslated. Is this because they are the actual names of folklore trolls? If I knew the folklore would I understand? Or are they a joke?
In any case, they play it straight, even when lining up three billy goats on a bridge as troll bait. There are funny moments, but I kept getting pulled in because the actors are actually pretty good. Better than is probably required for a shaky-cam Blair Witch-stye film.
The scenery is just gorgeous, and I wonder if all of Norway is like that, or if they got a kickback from the Tourist Board.
Overall, I liked it, it was in turns light-hearted and desperate. I like to imagine how I would react in a situation like that, and I fancy I’d do better than they did — but probably would just get eaten the very first chance I got.
Worth a watch, certainly. And this is me, in the back row, turning to stone.
The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren)   (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto   Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and   Hans Morten Hansen.

Troll Hunter: This is a “found footage” mockumentary. Sort of. There is no way I can know whether there is humor lost in translation, linguistically or culturally. For example, the names of the different breeds of troll are untranslated. Is this because they are the actual names of folklore trolls? If I knew the folklore would I understand? Or are they a joke?

In any case, they play it straight, even when lining up three billy goats on a bridge as troll bait. There are funny moments, but I kept getting pulled in because the actors are actually pretty good. Better than is probably required for a shaky-cam Blair Witch-stye film.

The scenery is just gorgeous, and I wonder if all of Norway is like that, or if they got a kickback from the Tourist Board.

Overall, I liked it, it was in turns light-hearted and desperate. I like to imagine how I would react in a situation like that, and I fancy I’d do better than they did — but probably would just get eaten the very first chance I got.

Worth a watch, certainly. And this is me, in the back row, turning to stone.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

This is the end of the recording. (Her slutter opptakene.)

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren)   (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto   Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and   Hans Morten Hansen.

This is the end of the recording. (Her slutter opptakene.)

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"It should be fine."

"We will be filming deer, right?"

"Not exactly."

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"What’s stressing you"

"I am a Christian!”

"We’re going to die!"

"Damn! You must not sweat!"

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

Night vision. Trolls do not smell pretty.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"Trolls love to chew on old tires."
Referring to internet trolls, this may be the new “beating a dead horse.”

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren)   (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto   Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and   Hans Morten Hansen.

"Trolls love to chew on old tires."

Referring to internet trolls, this may be the new “beating a dead horse.”

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"When exposed to strong sunlight, their body overreacts."

"And they explode?"

"Yes."

"Some of the trolls are fossilized?"

"Yes, the older trolls are fossilized. In just a few seconds they turn into limestone and are completely petrified."

So now you know.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"So we know trolls also explode." Yucky.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren)   (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto   Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and   Hans Morten Hansen.

"So we know trolls also explode." Yucky.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"Damn, I hate this!" Hans dons armor to face down the troll under the bridge.
The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren)   (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto   Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and   Hans Morten Hansen.

"Damn, I hate this!" Hans dons armor to face down the troll under the bridge.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"We have been here for ages. It’s not certain the troll will come." Yep. That’s three billy goats gruffly tied to a bridge as troll bait.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"What is it?"

"Concentrated troll smell. A mixture of all the crap you can squeeze out of a troll." Smells as good as it looks.

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"I saw one who tried to eats its own tail. It had his head between the legs and tried to eat its own tail. When it had swallowed the entire thing … it tumbled and rolled down the mountain like a wheel." —man, if I had a nickel for every time that happened to me…

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"Trolls are animals. Predators. They eat, shit, mate, and devour everything they come across." (I added the "Harvard Comma" there, otherwise it could mean they mate and devour everything they come across, and that’s just bad form.)

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.

"They are not born with three heads. As a rule they are born with one head, and the others grow later."

The Troll Hunter (Norwegian: Trolljegeren) (2010) Written and directed by André Øvredal, and starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen and Hans Morten Hansen.