Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy Film Review

Film Review by Jon E Clist
Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

The Premise
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink's world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow.

The Review
I am a forty year old man... I know what you're thinking... what would I know about a Tinker Bell? Well I have seen pretty much all of the Tinker Bell films thanks in part to my daughter and of course in part to being a film reviewer. However I think these films can be summed up by a statement that one of my fellow viewers said during our screening. Disney does this format perfectly and that format is good clean family fun films that talk about good life lessons for our kids that foster doing the right thing when faced with a moral dilemma.

The Pirate Fairy is a fun story and we all know that the kids love pirates and I guess thanks to Pirates of The Caribbean, Disney has certainly breathed life into this whole genre and so it makes sense that Fairies and Pirates would collide here. There are plenty of jokes a bit of action and the animation has just got better and better. I am sure that other reviewers and critics will try to take this film apart and see how it stacks up in the art form that is cinema however I like to look at things in a simpler manner. Does it achieve what it sets out to? Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy certainly does achieve its goal of good family entertainment.

Plus there are a nice collection of nods to other elements of the stories connected with Tinker Bell... keep an eye out for a clock, hook and other miscellaneous things.

The Verdict
Great family fun that although focused more on the young female persuasion there is enough to entertain the rest.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 3rd July 2014
Rating: G
Duration: 78 minutes 
Genre:  Family Animated
Starring: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston
Director: Peggy Holmes (Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings)