Top critical review
on December 28, 2012
Maybe I need to watch it again...
Santa just brought this long-awaited new Tinkerbell installment the other day, and we finally had the first viewing this afternoon.
It's got some great aspects: we all loved learning that Tinkerbell has a sister, and getting a chance to see more of the Winter Land was very cool.
But it seemed to lack something the others didn't - a solid storyline. We (4 yr. old and 7 yr. old savvy girls) kept waiting to get into it, then suddenly without warning it was over. Huh? That was it??
Like I said, maybe we have to watch it again, but there's something to be said about first impressions.
I was very surprised to see how many people gave it the max amount of stars. Maybe they were targeted previewers hand-picked by Disney??
All in all it was not an unenjoyable movie - but I feel like it was definitely lacking in basic story structure, depth and detail. Plus, it was SO short. It felt incomplete. If you compare it with the last Tinkerbell movie, these are two productions on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Great Fairy Rescue was longer, richer, and followed a basic story structure (Dramatic Arc?) with a solid beginning (rising action), climax, resolution (falling action), ending (denouement) . This latest has almost none of that. Kind of a shame after their three other fantastic movies for children that are so refreshingly free of needless violence.