Mae Whitman

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

Director:

Klay Hall

Starring:

Mae Whitman

Jesse McCartney

Jane Horrocks

Plot:

Tinker Bell journey far North of Never Land to patch things up with her friend Terence and restore a Pixie Dust Tree.

Review:

This is the second movie in the Tinker Bell franchise. It appears to happen shortly after the first, in case you were curious.

It will surprise no one that Tinker Bell has a temper, she’s a tiny fairy that fixes things, naturally she bottles a lot up. The point of this movie was for her to figure out how to control it and grow as an individual.

Since she’s one of the newest fairies and if given too much time will put all the others out of work she’s given a very important task. A task that requires her to create a scepter that holds the MOST IMPORTANT gemstone in Pixie Hollow. Naturally they give it to her while she works, and naturally she loses her shit on a friend that’s trying to help, so naturally the IRREPLACABLE moonstone is ruined.

Stuff happens; it takes her many, many opportunities to learn her lesson and who knows if it will stick. Since this is a Disney movie everything works out in the end and sadly she doesn’t get punished for her screw up. Sesame Street would have been on top of that shit, Papa Bear grounds Baby Bear for messing up and he only got ice cream on his shirt. Tinker Bell ruined the only means of creating pixie dust, so what if it all worked out in the end. Kids today are soft.

3/5

 

The Duff (2015)

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The Duff (2015)

Director:

Ari Sandel

Starring:

Mae Whitman

Bella Thorne

Robbie Amell

Plot:

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

Review:

Honestly I’m really pushing it renting movies I’m interested in seeing. Right now there’s not much at Red Box I want to see, I’ve also seen most of the good stuff on Netflix and Amazon too. So if I have a passing interest in it I’m renting it for this blog. I’m pretty sure I’ll be re-watching a lot of favorites in my future.

It’s been so much longer than I realized since I’ve been in high school.

I think that might be the most awkward montage I’ve ever seen. Period. It was impossible to watch. So many awkward moments in this film that I found parts of it difficult to watch because of that, still I got into it and laughed several times.

Really liked Robbie Amell’s character. He wasn’t trying to change Whitman’s character he was trying to focus her. I liked that. In She’s All That Freddie Prinz Jr. changes his girl, Amell just tries to bring who she really is to the front. He was a clueless dick sometimes, mainly at the beginning of the movie.

Ultimately Whitman’s character discovers for herself who she is, but she wouldn’t have gotten there without him or her friends and mom.

The Duff brought back memories of being a silly teenage girl, watching goofy high school movies, so I enjoyed it.

3.5/5

Tinker Bell (2008)

Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell (2008)

Director:

Bradley Raymond

Starring:

Mae Whitman

Kristin Chenoweth

Raven-Symoné

Plot:

Enter the land of Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends.

Review:

Sorry for another Tinker Bell post but my movie watching time is very limited and no matter how many times I tell my daughter that The Matrix: Reloaded is a masterpiece she refuses to sit still for it.

For those of you who’ve always wondered how Tinker Bell came to be this is the movie for you. It starts out with Tinker Bell’s origin story and then goes right into what life’s like in Pixie Hollow. That’s right fairies live in Pixie Hollow, I’m sure you thought they lived in Neverland, newb.

Once she makes herself a nice tight, little miniskirt Tinker Bell is ready to tinker. Tinker is not really her name it’s a title cause that’s the profession she was called into when she was born. She’s not really thrilled with this placement and spends the movie trying to be something else.

Eventually, due to Tinker Bell coming to grips with her geeky role, she puts automation into effect in Pixie Hollow and is able to get an entire seasons worth of work done in a day. What is not discussed is all the fairies now out of jobs due to this. I’m sure one of the future movies will delve deeper into this issue.

3/5

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)

Director:

Steve Loter

Starring:

Ginnifer Goodwin

Mae Whitman

Rosario Dawson

Plot:

Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn believes you can’t judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. While Tinkerbell and her friends aren’t so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn must trust her heart and take a leap of faith if she hopes to rally the girls to save the NeverBeast.

Review:

The scout fairies are by far the coolest, but that’s probably just my adult talking. I’ve seen a lot of these fairy movies floating around and even watched bits and pieces of them, but never actually paid attention to them. Since I’ve got a daughter they’re probably in my future so I decided to check one out and see if I should try and steer her clear of them.

The movie really teaches you not to trust the police. Fawn believes a giant beast isn’t a monster and doesn’t tell the scouts about him even when she’s given proof that he plays a part in some apocalyptic world ending event. She just assumed that the leader of the scouts would kill the beast, of course the leader ends up trying to kill the beast so I guess she knew what was best.

It’s a pretty dark movie for something starring fairies. Lots of green lightning and the beast ends up almost dying in the end. He does have to go away for 1000 years of hibernation.

I ended up missing the last few minutes because my daughter decided she was done watching and wanted to play in the cat food so maybe he got to stay around.

It was a cute movie and if I end up having to watch them a lot it could be worse.

3/5