Friday, 1 February 2013

Film Friday #4: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Children's, U, 8/10)

2009, Rated U (suitable for all) 
Personal copy 

Themes: friendship, honesty, happiness, never giving up, magic, owning up to mistakes, forgiveness, some laughter, a tissue is needed

Summary from Amazon UK (I don't benefit by mentioning them) 

This year's Autumn Revelry promises to be something special. A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree - the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the sea on a secret quest to set things right. With some help from her friend Terence - and a charming rascally firefly named Blaze - Tink braves an astonishing new world and discovers the greatest treasure of all.

Nayuleska's thoughts 

This is my least favourite movie of Tinker Bell, which you can see from the 8/10 reading. It's pretty neat, especially with all that happens but I think I liked it less because Tink's friends aren't with her most of the time. There's a while when she spurns all help after she mucks life up extremely badly. She gets some company, but while on that particular journey I wasn't wowed by the story. It didn't have that extra zing which makes me adore Tink's life. The firefly creature is cute though! 

I liked how this movie emphasised creativity, thinking outside the box and not panicking when things don't go to plan - there's almost always an alternative way. Tink discovers that all is not lost permanently (especially lost things), and that it's with help from others that we can achieve our true potential - we can't do it on our own. The movie highlights how friends can be a little annoying at times (as Tink's red cheeks prove!)

Suggested watch 

Definitely check out Tink's debut movie, Tinker Bell.

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