TINKERBELL AND THE PIRATE FAIRY | MOVIE REVIEW

We are hard hitting cinematic journalists here at Salty Popcorn. There is no film out of our league and will never turn down a review given the opportunity to see it. If we can’t make the screening we will try our darndest to get someone in there. So for TINKERBELL AND THE PIRATE FAIRY we had to expand our net, cast out our web for a guest reviewer, an extended member of Salty. And we caught a guest reviewer with Alicia Claire and her 5yr old daughter. Alicia is related to Kernel Dara and I think are somehow releated through Lady D’s brother. TINKERBELL AND THE FAIRY PRINCESS is releasing tomorrow Thursday 26th June for the school holidays. It is being released by Disney Pictures Australia, it runs for 78mins and is rated G. It actually looks really good 🙂 Enjoy Alicia’s review below……………….all the best……………………..JK.

 

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REVIEW BY ALICIA CLAIRE

I asked my 5 year old what she thought. “Pretty good,” she said. It’s a fair assessment.

The film opened with a scene of a pixie dust production line, perhaps serving as a metaphor for just how quickly Disney is able to manufacture fantasy fairy films these days.

The movie is the fifth in Disney’s Tinker Bell DVD series and was released straight to DVD in the US in April.

 

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But it seems Disney is banking on big names like Christina Hendricks as Zarina, the pixie who breaks the mould, and Tom Hiddleston as James, the pirate villain, to draw in a crowd to the cinemas in Australia and Disney will likely succeed as it has in the UK so far and is releasing straight into the school holidays, which this year see a lack of G rated films.

The animated flick is sure to appeal to little eyes with bright colours, solid (though nowhere near the strength or intricacy of Frozen) animation and an inoffensive and fairly catchy musical score as well as the reliable Disney style “good versus evil” plot where the strength of friendships triumph.

 

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The story is wrapped around the pixie of alchemy, Zarina, and her ultimate defection from Pixie Hollows after one too many experiments go horribly wrong. Seeking refuge in the company of pirates, her fellow pixies, in all their swashbuckling sisterhood glory, end up being responsible for her rescue when things take a nasty turn.

Lucky for her friends because Zarina never has to take responsibility for her actions.

In a spectacular of multi coloured pixie dust, magical tricks and song the pixies triumph (of course they do) to be welcomed home by the Pixie Hollows community with a brilliant display of their powers which would likely leave little girls in awe, well until the credits start rolling at least!

 

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It lacks the depth and nuance of character and the type of witty humour that cleverly engages adult members of the audience in such films as Disney’s own FROZEN or the likes of DESPICABLE ME 1&2 but that’s not surprising given it likely took a small percentage of the budget and time those blockbuster films require to produce.

It’s not a must rush to the cinema and see for the little ones like the princess juggernaut that Frozen has become.

If you need 78 minutes of peace and quiet, I saw a number of mothers checking Facebook and organising their calendars on their smart phones, then this is for you – the kiddies won’t be disappointed.

But it’d also be a “pretty good” decision to wait for the DVD release too or as most of you poor parents do, both :).

 

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