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Marshal Knight: Secret of the Wings Review
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Everyone has their own Disney guilty pleasure. Some people love Treasure Planet or Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Some people love DCA circa 2001 (You want Superstar Limo back, admit it). For me, it is the Tinkerbell movies. I love them to death…and to tell you the truth, I am not entirely sure why. I do know that when I was opening Christmas gifts this year and saw Secret of the Wings looking back at me from the packaging, I couldn’t have been more excited. I just had the chance to watch it today and I wanted to give my thoughts on the newest entry into the Disney Fairies franchise.
This new direct-to-DVD film is the story of glowing wings. Yep, that is basically the set up. Tinkerbell crosses the border (not to Mexico, silly, to the Winter Woods!) and her wings begin to glow. After some research and another trip across the border (I believe the entire film was trying to teach children about the Border Patrol and Homeland Security controversy) she finds out that Tinkerbell, the fairy we know and love, has a sister. SAY WHAT NOW?! The baby’s laugh that created Tinkerbell split in two and created two fairies. I know, your mind is blown, stay with me.
The rest of the film is Tinkerbell and her sister, Periwinkle, trying to interact with each other, though they can’t survive on each other’s side of Pixie Hollow. There were health scares, many new characters, a love story that may or may not be rekindled…and all of that together created my favorite Tinkerbell film of the series. I was in awe of the beautifully animated winter wonderland. The only thing I would have enjoyed a little more is some humor that was much more prevalent in Lost Treasure (That Tinkerbell eye twitch is PRICELESS!).
The special features on the Blu-ray weren’t all that, but the new song from the McClain Sisters is fantastic (My favorite stars of the Disney Channel Class of 2012) and the bonus addition of the Disney Channel special Pixie Hollow Games was a welcome surprise. On a side note, Rosetta changed voices from Kristin Chenoweth (You…Will…Be…POPULAR) to Megan Hilty (See Kristin Chenoweth) which is incredibly ironic, but she does a fantastic job of my favorite Fairy.
Overall, definitely check this movie out, again, it is my favorite of the 4 (For those curious, who is no one… The order I like the films is 4-2-3-1…but none of them are bad).The preview for the next film, where the fairies magical switch talents, looks very funny and very neat. That one comes out in spring of 2014. I really hope that they could tie that into a Pixie Hollow expansion at the parks (D23 Expo announcement anyone?) because the world that they have created yearns for a theme park experience. Anyway…that is my Fairies rant. Until Next time…Have a Magical Day!
-- Posted January 8, 2013
-- By Marshal Knight