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YMMV / The Troll Hunter

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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When Hans first takes the crew into the forest and leaves them to flush a troll out, they speculate that he is secretly filming them as part of a prank. Later that same year, Freak Encounters, a show on Animal Planet with that exact format (people, nominated by their friends/relatives, are tricked into coming face-to-face with a fake monster) aired.
  • Narm/Narm Charm: The first time the crew follows Hans into the forest, he suddenly bursts through the woods screaming "TROLL!"
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  • One-Scene Wonder: The Polish contractor hired to place dead bears at the scenes of troll attacks.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The main characters (Hans excluded) can come off as this. Especially Kalle.
  • The Woobie: Hans, whose life has been ruined by his job and who clearly regrets much of what his job entails. Remember that he mentions a troll massacre he was required to perform in the '70s. God only knows what's happened since.
    • Iron Woobie: And yet he's still going, still alive, and still doing his job, even when he has to babysit a bunch of college students.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: For a low budget movie, the FX for the trolls are astoundingly effective. They look cartoonishly absurd, yet life-like, they provide a convincing illusion that they hold tangible space in reality.
  • What an Idiot!:
    • Kalle really should have let someone know that he was actually a Christian.
    • Thomas really should have gone to the hospital immediately after being bitten by a troll.
      • However, Rabies was extinct in Norway for centuries (until 2015...) Unlike in the US, it's not something anyone is likely to think of after being bitten by a wild animal. The main concern would be Tetanus, which Hans gave him a shot for right away.

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