Open-Thread: Trollhunter

Welcome to our first open-thread for Something Wicked! I'm posting this a little bit early, but I'm sure you all won't mind. :)

For the first movie, I'll be the host. I have come up with a few questions for discussion, but feel free to comment and pose questions of your own.

Please keep in mind that there are significant spoilers in my questions and things will be spoiled in the comments:

  • What do you think is the significance of God or religion in this film? The trolls can smell a "Christian man's blood". I'm not familiar with troll stories, so maybe someone can tell me what the connection is here?
  • Did the times where they had to cover themselves in troll scent remind anyone else of The Walking Dead or zombie shows/movies in general? I am wondering how often this is done in the horror genre.
  • Do you suppose the students were never heard from again because of the government agents finding them, or because the troll got them? Maybe both?
  • What did you think of the ending? I thought it was a bit interesting the Prime minister admits to trolls and the media doesn't seem to notice or care. Do you think this is similar to media in the U.S. (for those of you who live here or are from here)?

Again, feel free to come up with your own questions or feel free to just comment. Please be respectful in all discussion and be mindful of our rules. I don't think we'll have any problems though.

Here we go!