By changing the tone of the story, you can take the same emotional experiences and make them lighter.

Here, like in Gods of Egypt, many of the emotions evoked are from the plot to save the world. Poppy, the main character, sets out to make sure the rock and rollers don’t get all 6 strings because when they do, they will destroy all music that isn’t rock. That’s death to Trolls.

Even though we are still watching a lot of anxious moments where the rock and rollers just about destroy the world, it’s fun and light-hearted.