Troop Zero (review)

Troop Zero (review)
Troop Zero (review)
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The trailer makes this look like another attempt at putting together a quirky group of misfits into a winning team. And it is. Sadly, it lacks enough “quirk” to make it more than a sweet message flick for young viewers. The protagonist is a young girl who’s lost her mother and wants to connect with her via the stars. She’s eventually driven to form a troop of Birdie Scouts, so they can put their voice on the Voyager’s golden satellite disk. They assemble an appropriately eccentric group and enlist a very dour Viola Davis as the leader. The primary villain (Allison Janney) is the school principal with her own competitive group of girls. Seeing these 2 accomplished women work was my primary impetus for watching. Despite their best attempts, the writing isn’t very special and sometimes pushes credibility. While it’s trying really hard to create the kind of idiosyncratic film that inspires and entertains, this Troop only works for those without high expectations. Amazon Prime Video link

 

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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