Review: Amongst the 9 Ernest films this one was really one of the last ones to have a decent budget, no to say any of the films after Ernest Scared Stupid weren't any good. Like you would expect Ernest still has his child-like charm and over the top humor. In this Ernest adventure we follow Ernest as he is working as a garbage truck driver and one day some local kids who Ernest is friends with need some help making a tree house and in the process Ernest unknowingly summons an ancient Troll that Ernest's ancestor had taken care of. Now Ernest has to save his friends and the town from the Troll and his army!
This is by far one of my favorites in the Ernest films and still even holds up strong today as it did back when I first saw it in the early 90's. Now for those who have never seen this Ernest film I can tell you that if you like any of the others than you will like this one as well because like I stated before you still do get all the elements that make an Ernest film great. One of the things I always found to be the cherry on top of this Ernest sundae was the troll effects they used which are simply phenomenal and of course they are done the good old practical way. The transformation when the Troll turns into a super troll is very cool and is well executed and brings that much more badass to that character. They only use non practical effects when they turn the children into wooden figures.
This blu-ray release is definitely one that I was glad to be able to see because if you own the much older DVD release you will already know that it is fullscreen aspect ratio and really doesn't look the greatest. So I can reassure you that if you plan on buying this release you won't be let down. The colors are presented very well and also you see the fine details quite well on the closeups. For those who enjoy the natural film grain will not be let down because it is all still intact and not taken away by DNR. Overall this is a big upgrade from the older a very much outdated DVD copy that all of us Ernest fans have sitting on our shelves! A must have for all Ernest fans!