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->''"[[CaptainObvious They're eating her.]] [[ToServeMan And then they're going to eat me.]] [[BigOMG OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.]]"''
-->-- '''Arnold'''
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''Troll 2'' is a 1990 InNameOnly sequel to the 1986 B-movie, ''[[Film/{{Troll}} Troll]]''. Note that throughout the movie, not a single [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] appears in the film, nor is the word "troll" spoken once. There are two different films called ''Troll 3'', and neither have much to do with either ''Troll'' or ''Troll 2''.

Here's the movie in a nutshell:

The Waits family goes to a village called [[SdrawkcabAlias Nilbog]], who are unaware that the townsfolk are actually [[strike:trolls]] [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]]; specifically, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord 'vegetarians']], who would try to get their vic... ''guests'', to eat their all-vegetable food, which would turn their victims into a "half man, half plant" [[strike:troll]] goblin food. It is up to the Waits' son, Joshua, who can communicate with his dead grandpa, Seth, to save his family from the [[strike:trolls]] [[RuleOfThree goblins]] before his family becomes [[strike: troll]] [[ILied Goblin]] Chow.

''Troll 2'' has been dubbed the "[[SoBadItsGood Best Worst Movie Ever Made]]" by its fans and has [[CultClassic gained a cult following over the years]]. Little Joshua grew up and [[http://www.bestworstmovie.com/ made a documentary]] about the movie and its fan base.

A planned sequel titled ''Troll 2, Part 2'' is currently in DevelopmentHell due to lack of funding.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AllTrollsAreDifferent
** More like "''All ''Troll'' Movies Are Different."'' The only real connection between the three "primary" Troll movies is a weird focus upon plants; Troll 1's troll turned people into plant-pods to spawn more trolls, Troll 2's goblins turn humans to plants (and then eat those plants), and Troll 3 (the one also called "Creepers") was about killer radioactive tree roots.
* AlternateDVDCommentary: Unsurprisingly, it's gotten the {{Rifftrax}} treatment.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil / ForTheEvulz
-->"That's the point. Goblins don't need to justify their cruel acts. They're evil creatures."
* AmbiguouslyBi: Creedence, who describes Holly as 'appetizing'. She probably just wants [[ToServeMan to eat people]], but the implication is there.
* AndIMustScream: Arnold is unable to move or speak when he is turned into a plant until the bark is pulled off his face. Rather than trying to dig him out of the planter his feet are stuck in, his friend decides to just try to drag the planter to safety.
* ArtifactTitle
* AsideGlance: Credence does a very ''slooooow'' and overdramatic one of these.
* AsYouKnow: When Mrs. Waits is talking to Joshua at the beginning, she feels to need to mention that Grandpa Seth was ''her'' father.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Credence Leonore Gielgud (of ancient Druid origins!). Her ancestors came from Stonehenge!
** Sheriff Gene Freak.
* BadassGrandpa: Being dead doesn't stop Grandpa from stopping time, throwing lightning bolts, chopping goblins up with an axe or making molotov cocktails.
* BalefulPolymorph: Arnold becomes part-plant. He still maintains most of his human properties, even if his abilities as a human becomes limited, like bark growing over his mouth and his legs grown stuck into a plant pot, but he definitely still has enough human traits to be able to be aware of his surroundings, and once the bark covering his mouth is removed, speak. It's pretty hilarious to see him being pulled out from the house stiff as a stick by the pot.
* BigBad: Creedence Leonore Gielgud.
* BigGood: Grandpa Seth who has the creepiest smile for a BigGood.
* BigOMG: And watch for a fly that appears on Arnold's forehead between cuts.
* BodyHorror
* {{Camp}}: [[UpToEleven Oh, god, the camp]]. There are two things people use as the best example for camp: Silver Age {{Series/Batman}} and this.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The [[strike:trolls]] [[RunningGag goblins]] themselves, who claim to be vegetarians despite the fact that they apparently feed by killing and eating animals - [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the human animal]], specifically. One exchange implies that he real reason why they don't eat meat is because they're incapable of digesting it (which suggests a more appropriate term would be "herbivore"), rather than any ethical concerns. Of course, since the film was designed to be a TakeThat against vegetarians, it does undermine that intention quite severely, since only a tiny minority of vegetarians stay off of meat because of health reasons rather than ethical ones. On the other hand, the sermon their minister gives seems to imply they find carnivory somewhat abhorrent, which seems to be indicative of an extreme case of BlueAndOrangeMorality.
* CanOnlyMoveTheEyes: Arnold, when he's paralyzed by Creedence, and later gets turned into a plant.
* CassandraTruth: Joshua telling his dad about how the people were really goblins who wanted to turn him into a plant so they could eat him.
* CorruptHick: Goblins in disguise.
* CruelTwistEnding: The ending seems to have been an attempt at this. It was a bit too [[MindScrew nonsensical]] to really be effective.
* DeadPersonConversation: The very first scene.
* DiabolusExMachina: The Goblins who had been destroyed somehow comes back to Joshua's home to eat his mom.
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Spoofed. The dad initially seems like he's going to beat Joshua, but instead tightens his belt.
* DoubleAesop:
** FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** Vegetarians are evil. Rossella Drudi (the woman who wrote the script, and director Claudio Fergasso's wife) apparently got the idea by being annoyed at how many of her friends had recently become vocally vegetarian. Take that as you will.
** If you want to have sex get rid of your friends. There's a really weird idea running through the movie that Elliot and Holly can only be happy - and her family will only accept him - if he breaks all other ties to everyone else in the world. The intention was probably just that everyone thinks his friends are morons and he's better off without them (which is true), but this is very poorly conveyed to the audience.
** FantasticAesop: Only the power of goodness can defeat the goblins. Of course, a double decker baloney sandwich always helps.
* DownerEnding
* DullSurprise: Arnold's reaction to being turned into a plant.
* EatenAlive: See page qoute.
* EnterStageWindow
* EroticEating: The scene with Creedence and the corncob was probably intended to be this. In-universe it seems to work; to the viewer...not so much.
* FanService: Creedence in HotWitch mode. Yowza.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: By the end, Elliot doesn't seem to learn what happened to his friends...neither does he seem to care.
* HollywoodDarkness: When the family first arrives in Nilbog, Michael comments that the stores are closed because everyone's gone to bed for the night; the scene looks like it takes place at noon.
* HumanResources: It's easy to miss it because the sound-mixing is poorly done, [[spoiler: but Arnold gets turned into a milkshake and fed to Drew.]]
* IncomingHam: "This is ''myyyyyyyyyyyy'' house!"
* IronicEcho: "Do you want some, Joshua?"
* ItMakesSenseInContext: The ghost of the grandfather stops time to allow the protagonist to urinate on his family's dinner.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Grandpa Seth hands Joshua a double-decker baloney sandwich in the last 5 minutes of the film, saying "take this, and only use it [[YouWillKnowWhatToDo when you really need it]]".
* LandmarkOfLore: The goblins' source of power is the Stonehenge Magic Stone.
* LargeHam: They may be vegetarians, but Creedence, the General Store Owner, and the Preacher are pretty hammy.
** Hamminess in Joshua's family seems to come from the father's side, although he honestly gives what may be the most believable performance in the film.
--> You can't piss on hospitality. I WON'T ALLOW IT!
* MagicCountdown: 30 seconds of frozen time last for close to a minute of screen time.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: Whoa boy. Just to start with, the scene where the grandfather stops time was never set up, and this ability was never spoken of again; it'd be a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, except that it's crucial to the plot.
** The corn scene. Why was it there?
* ManOnFire: [[spoiler: Preacher Bells after Grandpa Seth ignites the MolotovCocktail he confiscated.]]
* MsFanservice: Creedence. Attempted with Holly, but she's a gawky sixteen year-old, so it's weird.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "I'm Sheriff Gene Freak."
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Grandpa Seth can come back from the dead, freeze time, and summon the power of lightning, whenever it is convenient to do so.
** Likewise, it's established that everyone focusing their goodness on the Stonehenge Magic Stone will kill all the goblins. Except apparently some of them survive for the CruelTwistEnding.
* NonindicativeName
* [[NotUsingTheZWord Not Using the T Word:]] They're goblins, not trolls.
* ObviouslyEvil: None of the goblins disguised as humans make any attempt to act non-suspicious.
* OddlyNamedSequel: The proposed follow-up ''Troll 2: Part 2''.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Grandpa Seth, as noted above, doesn't seem to obey any particular rules as to what he can do or how he can appear in the mortal realm. He can shoot lightning, stop time, appear corporeal or incorporeal and bring back various weapons from the afterlife, including an axe and a molotov cocktail. Really, he could just kill all the goblins himself.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* {{Planimal}}: The goblins turn people into edible plantmen, because they are vegetarians.
* PlotHole: Unsurprisingly there are several, mostly in regards to characters having information they shouldn't have or going places they should have no reason to go to. For instance, why did Joshua wander into the barn where the sermon was being held?
** A minor one is that fairly early on, Grandpa Seth tells Joshua that Nilbog is "the kingdom of the goblins". A few scenes later, Joshua is ''astounded'' to realize [[SdrawkcabName 'Nilbog' is 'goblin' spelled backwards]], and that, therefore, "this is their kingdom!"
* PosthumousCharacter: Grandpa Seth
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Don Packard's performance as the demented, creepy, slightly schizophrenic store owner? Yeah... at the time of this "performance", Don Packard was living at an insane asylum, being treated for schizophrenia. He was on a day pass when he was found by the producers, cast in the part, and filmed all his lines all in one afternoon... and then he returned to the asylum to continue his treatment. Packard himself says of his performance, "That's not me acting... I was really that crazy." He was also, by his own admission, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs baked out of his mind]]. He has since been able to control his schizophrenia through medication.
* SacredHospitality: You can't piss on it. I WON'T ALLOW IT!
* SatiatingSandwich: "A double-decker bologna sandwich!"
* SdrawkcabName: "Nilbog! It's goblin spelled backwards! This is their kingdom!".
* SelectiveObliviousness: While his family catches [[CantGetAwayWithNothing every little thing Joshua does]], they don't find anything the [[WeirdnessCensor least bit strange]] about the ObviouslyEvil people they're surrounded by.
* SinisterMinister: Yeah, so it turns out that goblins are evangelical Protestants.
* SpiritAdvisor: Grandpa Seth, when he isn't taking matters into his own hands and dispensing justice to the goblins with his nebulously-defined ghost powers.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: The goblins eat the mom and then offer some to Joshua. That's cold.
* ThematicSeries: The Troll series is actually a series of unrelated movies that were never meant to be sequels. After the first film, this movie was made with the original, and more appropriate name, ''Goblins''. It was given the name Troll 2 in hopes of making more money. As noted above, two different movies were released as ''Troll 3'' (along with their original titles) and neither had anything to do with trolls or the first movie. The only themes here seems to be that they were originally unrelated movies and they're usually considered to be terrible.
* TheresNoBInMovie: The guys are all sitting around watching a movie about a crystal-stealing gorilla with rocket powers. Apparently, this is a real film.
* TimeStandsStill: Grandpa Seth can freeze time.
* ToServeMan: The goblins act nice to the Waits, but plan to turn them into green vegetable jelly and eat them.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Nilbog.
* {{Veganopia}}: Subverted in that this probably the first ever depiction of an outright ''evil'' vegan society.
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: Double decker baloney sandwiches]] are not an impressive weakness for the Goblins to have.
* WeirdnessCensor: Everyone from out of town (except Joshua, and that's probably only because he was forewarned) seems to believe the patently bizarre mannerisms of the townsfolk is folksiness.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Brent and Drew both disappear abruptly from the film without explanation. It's implied that the goblins ate Drew, after he ate a sandwich from Sheriff Gene Freak (yes, that's his name), drank a bit of Nilbog milk ("High in vitamin content!") and then was presumably forcefed a milkshake [[spoiler:made of Arnold]]. Brent was ''supposed'' to be transformed into popcorn, but it was so badly executed it just looked like he had some very weird sex and then goes to sleep.
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: The very song is used in the infamous Corn Scene. Well, a lousy Casiotone version, but still.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: The goblins are supposedly 'vegetarians'...who, rather than, say, growing plants and eating them, turn people into plant-things and then eat them. How this is different from just eating meat is never really explained. Presumably, they're vegetarians for health reasons, not ethical ones. Once a person is turned enough toward being a plant, they can be healthily consumed, apparently. Must be less cholesterol. Or they're [[MagicallyBindingContract oathbound]] against consuming flesh. But for magical, possibly-fey creatures, health concerns and oathbinding might not be so different.
* YouMakeMeSic: Subverted.
-->'''Seth:''' These evil creatures can transform themselves into flesh-and-blood people whenever and however they want.
-->'''Joshua:''' You're making a mistake, Grandpa. You said they can. You should have said they could... or what kind of fairy tale is it?
-->'''Seth:''' They can! They ''can''! Goblins still exist! Your Grandpa Seth is telling you!
* YouWillKnowWhatToDo: The double-decker baloney sandwich.
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