The Trotsky has been on my watch list for several years. Just watching the trailer peaked my interest, not because I’m a huge fan of Jay Baruchel or Ivan Trotsky, but because I was interested to see a guy think he was a famous communist leader. Set in Montreal, featuring a whole bunch of Canadian acting talent, The Trotsky did disappoint me. I get what Baruchel’s character was fighting for, even though it was very silly. He’s a teenager, still in high school, and he’s trying to take over the world. He may be a few years ahead of his prime and following the wrong set of beliefs, which is why I couldn’t get heavily invested in the story. The aspect I enjoyed the most about this film is the production, how it was an original idea with local interests. It wasn’t an international style movie, but one that focuses on small time problems for the little people. The Trotsky may peak your interests or you may find something to love about it. There wasn’t a whole lot there for me, and feel accomplished to finally cross it off my list. 2/10 

 

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