Secret of the Wings (2012)
Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 19
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 8
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Disney invites you on an incredible journey to an amazing new world, in a motion picture event that will take your breath away. For the fairies of Pixie Hollow, the Winter Woods are strictly off-limits. But when a mysterious force draws Tinker Bell to cross the border into this unknown world, she discovers a secret that will change her life forever. She comes face-to-face with a frost fairy named Periwinkle, the only fairy who can help unlock the secret of the wings. With fun and laughter, they
Oct 23, 2012
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site
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At the very least, the message it communicates is benign, mostly because it does not clearly possess any sort of message.
The story is slight, but the gentle humour and mild suspense will keep young viewers engaged, and the animation provides its own magic, particularly in the moments when Tink sets foot inside the Winter Woods and her wings gain a shimmering iridescence.
The brightly-coloured visuals and frenetic story ensures this is little more than a cinematic stocking filler.
Everything about this 3D animation released on the "Disney Fairies" label (don't laugh) screams straight to video, or perhaps chirps it.
A solid entry in the Tinker Bell franchise that will play well to its target audience of pre-teen girls and won't feel like too much of a chore for dragged-along adults ...
The film is ... confident tackling real issues - global warming, prejudice - yet never patronises while maintaining a determinedly child-friendly vibe.
It's professionally crafted fluff, disposable as chewing gum, but likely to hit the spot for the specific female primary-school age-group the film is aimed squarely at.
Even if fairies stories tend to be formulaic - fairy is happy, fairy gets in trouble, fairy gets out of trouble and learns a lesson - this one introduces the bold-ish concept of the sisters' bond rather than the usual marriage plot.
Do you believe that children deserve something better than empty-calorie candy floss? Clap your hands if you do.
Lest it get too preachy, cute characterisations and kaleidoscopic visuals help the medicine go down.
Even if parents may be stung by the narrative logic, "Secret of the Wings" is still a wonderful sensory experience to share with your child.
It's an inoffensive light fantasy adventure that will serve your daughter well, just not anyone else.
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