Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is the final part of a popular CGI-animated fantasy adventure series, which also includes Trollhunters, 3Below and Wizards.
When we last met Jim Lake (voiced by Emile Hirsch), the magic amulet that gave him his trollhunting powers had been destroyed by the Arcane Order. Feeling vulnerable and unsure of himself, Jim must reunite with the old team to battle primordial beings Bellrock (voiced by Kay Bess and Piotr Michael) and Skrael (voiced by Piotr Michael). These beings are determined to kidnap another primordial being, Nari (voiced by Angel Lin). They want to end life on earth and reset the planet using the giant elemental titans of nature, ice and fire.
To save the world, Jim must find his courage and work out how to defeat the titans with the help of his love interest, Claire Nunez (voiced by Lexi Medrano), his best friend, Toby Domzalski (voiced by Charlie Saxton), Master Wizard Douxie (voiced by Colin O’Donoghue), troll friends Blinky (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) and AAARRRGGH!!! (voiced by Fred Tatasciore), and his alien friends Krel (voiced by Diego Luna), Aja (voiced by Tatiana Maslany), and Varvatos Vex (voiced by Nick Offerman).
Death; natural disasters; children as victims (children have the means to fight back)
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans has some violence. For example:
- There are many battle scenes between monsters and people, and also monsters and other monsters. These scenes show hand-to-hand combat, fighting with weapons, and fighting with magical powers. Many of these sequences are intense and include threats of death and physical harm to younger characters.
- The protagonists (many of whom are teenagers and young adults) battle with monsters and celebrate their victories. This sends the message that some violence is justified and acceptable.
- Characters are thrown against walls, hit in the head with objects, attacked with magical powers, thrown off high places, beaten up, strangled, electrocuted and stabbed. Much of the plot revolves around the forces of good physically fighting the forces of evil to save the day.
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans has some sexual references. For example:
- Steve talks about radiation making him infertile.
- Steve and Aja kiss. Steve gets pregnant because of the way reproduction works on Aja’s home planet. This is presented as funny.
- Claire and Jim kiss tenderly on the lips.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s no use of substances in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.
Nudity and sexual activity
There’s no nudity and sexual activity in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.
There’s no product placement in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.
There’s some mild coarse language and insults in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, including ‘damn’, ‘heck’, ‘fuzzbuckets’ and ‘buttsnack’.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is the final instalment in the animated Tales of Arcadia franchise, created by Guillermo Del Toro. This movie is fast paced and action packed. It’s also the most violent of the franchise, with frequent injury and death throughout.
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is likely to entertain children aged over 8 years, particularly those who’ve seen the previous movies and television episodes. But because of its animated violence, frequent frightening sequences and depictions of death, this movie isn’t suitable for children under 8 years, and we recommend parental guidance for children aged 8-10 years.
The main message from Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is that courage and strength come from within, not from the armour we wear.
Values in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans that you could reinforce with your children include teamwork.
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans could give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life consequences of things like dangerous driving.