Friday, March 6, 2015

TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Review *SPOILERS*

TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Review *SPOILERS*

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Written by Marc Disney 

All you need is faith, trust and pixie dust to carry you to Neverland, the setting for TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, the 7th installment in the TinkerBell series (available on blu-ray and dvd). Fun-loving Fawn, the Animal Talent Fairy, always thinks with her heart and rarely with her head. After an incident involving a baby hawk, Fawn promises Queen Clarion to be more careful. However, her curiosity gets the better of her when a mysterious roar draws her to a dark part of Pixie Hollow, where she finds a creature known as the NeverBeast. Fawn soon discovers a legend that says that her new furry friend would destroy Pixie Hollow. She must trust her heart and her instincts to prove the legend false. Will Fawn succeed or is Pixie Hollow doomed? These questions and more are answered in this beautifully breathing –taking chapter in TinkerBell’s saga.

From a fan’s point of view, the story was beautifully told with a great lesson about not judging people (or in this case animals) by their appearance. My only gripe about the story is the ending. After rescuing Gruff from the Scouts, Fawn and the others take him back home where he will hibernate for 1000 years. Fawn mentions that it will be the last time she will see him, leaving the viewers heartbroken. It just seemed like a waste, to rescue him only to lose him. True, he was only hibernating but it’s the principle of it. Walt always wanted to leave the audience feeling good and I don’t feel this ending upheld his belief in a happy ending.  Besides this complaint, the overall story and animation was wonderful. It had the same amazing animation from the last 6 films while giving the audience another area of Neverland to explore. In addition to this, another element to this story is the fact it took you to a darker side of Pixie Hollow that hadn’t been seen in previous films. While the image of Scull Rock from “The Pirate Fairy was intimidating and no doubt brought back memories of Tiger Lily’s capture by Hook, the use of dark colors such as gray and green added an element of fear that helped the story without making it too scary for younger viewers.  The music (the score once again composed by Joel McNeely) also assisted the story with a beautiful accompaniment by singer-songwriter  Bleu, including  a single “1000 Years” (which is heard over the ending credits). In conclusion, TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, while lacking in a few plot points, is a wonderful edition to the TinkerBell series that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. This films ranks at A-.

Stay tuned for my review on Cinderella (in theater March 13th).

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