Troop Zero – Movie Review


Over the weekend I went to an advanced screening of the upcoming Amazon movie, Troop Zero. This was a special screening with actress Johanna Colón, one of the supporting actress in the film. Johanna Colón is local to the Raleigh area and played the role of
Smash, a quiet yet tough character that likes to “smash” things.

The film is about a young girl in the late 70’s that dreams of being on NASA’s Golden Record. She puts together a rag-tag group to form a scout troop in order to win a spot on Golden Record. It’s a heartwarming and humorous movie about the outcasts and underdogs, it’s a story of unlikely friendships and people joining together to help reach a simple dream.

I particularly love Viola Davis’ character, Miss Rayleen and her no-nonsense personality yet the compassion she has for this scout group. The story is fun and upbeat but also a touching story of love and acceptance.

Parental Guide

Troop Zero is a great film for older kids, tweens or teens. The content is acceptable for most audiences however there is some language that might be offensive for some families.

Language: Moderate

Violence: Mild

Sex: Mild

Adult Subjects: Mild

About Troop Zero

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of making contact with outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.

The endearing underdog tale stars Academy Award-winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney, Mckenna Grace and Jim Gaffigan.


Troop Zero is available on Amazon Prime Video starting January 17th

Amazon Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of digital videos—all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place.

I received passes to the featured event in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.


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