Movie Mom

Movie Mom


Secret of the Wings

posted by Nell Minow
B
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:G
Profanity:None
Nudity/Sex:Kiss, some boy-girl talk
Alcohol/Drugs:None
Violence/Scariness:Characters in peril, one injured
Diversity Issues:None
Movie Release Date:October 19, 2012
DVD Release Date:October 24, 2012

Where do fairies come from?  When a baby laughs, a fairy is born.  And Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) learns in this sweet animated tale that the baby’s laugh that gave her life must have been extra merry because two fairies appeared.  The Secret of the Wings is that Tink has a sister she never knew she had in a place she has never been.

Tinker Bell is a summer fairy who lives happily with her friends.  But she is curious about the adjoining land of the winter fairies.  Summer fairies send baskets of food across the bridge where the frost fairies live in a land covered with ice and snow.  Animals can cross over, too, but fairies are forbidden from entering each other’s lands by order of Lord Milori (Timothy Dalton), who is the ruler of the winter fairies.  Tinkerbell disobeys the rules and discovers a fairy named Periwinkle (Lucy Hale), who turns out to be her twin.  They instantly bond and are delighted to get to know one another.  ”You collect lost things, too?”  ”I call them found things!”

But summer fairies can be injured by the cold temperatures.  And when Periwinkle comes to visit Tinker Bell, even Tink’s clever contraption for keeping Peri cool is not enough to protect her from the damage caused by the warm climate.

The Disney artists have created two enchanting lands with pause-button-worthy details and swooping 3D effects.  The sweet story is unfortunately marred by brief boy-girl silliness, but Tink herself is an independent, resourceful, and loyal heroine.  She is respectful but willing to question authority, she is curious — I liked seeing her go to the library to do research — and she is skilled with tools and good at solving problems.  The sparkly twins will delight children and the grown-up voice talent like Dalton and Angelica Houston and imaginative visuals will give parents something to enjoy as well.

 



Previous Posts

Joss Whedon's New Film is a Surprise VOD Release: In Your Eyes
Joss Whedon made a surprise announcement after the premiere of his new film, "In Your Eyes" at the Tribeca Film Festival. Instead of a theatrical release, it is immediately available through Video on Demand. Here's the synopsis: In the frozen East Coast winter, Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) is withering away

posted 8:01:27am Apr. 21, 2014 | read full post »

The Ultimate Book About "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Fifty years after Stanley Kubrick began work on "2001: A Space Odyssey," the ultimate behind-the-scenes story will be out next month in a limited edition $750 four-volume history by Piers Bizony, an expert on both Kubrick and space exploration. Made in exclusive collaboration with the Kubrick esta

posted 8:00:59am Apr. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Disney Classic: Funny Little Bunnies
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYwHUbD422A[/youtube]

posted 3:43:11pm Apr. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Tribute: Hurricane Carter
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died at home at age 76.  A prize fighter who was wrongly convicted of murder and released after serving 19 years in prison, he devoted the rest of his life to helping others. Denzel Washington portrayed Carter in the movie The Hurricane. [youtube]https://www.youtube.c

posted 11:28:53am Apr. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Celebrate Easter!
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0RhLJYKi-4[/youtube]

posted 7:00:48am Apr. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.