Memorable, crazy movie
Clever, believable, and super fun to watch. It totally has replay value.
Yo, there's no way for me to review this film without saying, take your *insert ethnicity + "ass" here* to see this film,like now. You have to see it in order to know what you're really messing with.
Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.
While the film doesn't give you a date, it apparently takes when Captain Hook still had hands and Peter Pan was not a round. Zarina tinkers with pixie dust and becomes a master alchemist to the dismay of her boss. She runs off with a group of pirates (that explains the hair) and robs the community of all of their dust. Our brave group of fairies, lead by Ms. T. Bell go after the dust...but wait! Zarina has swapped their powers which creates some fun confusion.This was an enjoyable film, one you will have fun sitting through with the kids/grandkids. The fairies provide a positive role model for girls as they are assertive and perform typical male tasks, but do so in a fashion as to still be girls
I have enjoyed watching all the other Tinkerbell movies that came before this one, and I was expecting the "Pirate Fairy" to be another excellent piece of entertainment, because I have a soft spot for the "pirate" theme as such. It came as a surprise how the movie managed to be riddled with logical flaws and have the most unsettling moral message of any Tinkerbell movie, though. Let's start:We know from the "Lost Treasure" movie how the creation of the blue pixie dust works: A "moonstone" must be held into the moonlight, at a particular date, which is only once every 8 years. The reflected moonlight then turns into blue dust. The generated amount of dust has to suffice for the following 8 years. We also know that Tinkerbell managed to generate several times the usual amount at the last date; it was at least enough to fill several huge bowls. More than one fairy can carry.Then comes along the "Pirate Fairy" movie and tells us that all the blue dust is generated continuously from a never-ending source, a small blue orb that can be carried in a pocket. And Zarina steals it, leaving nothing behind.I really can't understand why they did this change in continuity, because all it managed to do was to make Zarina look like a psychopath. She is aware that by stealing the ONLY source of pixie dust, she is making it impossible for the fairies to fly to the mainland and do their job of changing the seasons (as established in "The Great Fairy Rescue"). She is knowingly tolerating the mass suffering and/or death of animals, humans and fairies alike, by upsetting the seasons. Quite unbelievably, this monster of a person is easily re-integrated into fairy society by the end of the movie; all sins forgiven. What the hell is going on here?Why, oh why, did they have to artificially raise the stakes like this? If Zarina had just stolen SOME amount of the blue dust, plus the moonstone pieces to generate more dust at the next date, the story could have stayed exactly the same. Zarina would eventually have been tricked by the pirates, who decided to keep the moonstone pieces indefinitely, while it would have been Zarina's original plan to return them to Pixie Hollow. Because, you know, that would be the decent thing to do if you're not a psychopath. But apparently, she is.We know from the "Secret of the Wings" movie that the winter fairies will permanently damage their wings if they stay in the Summer region for too long. It was kind of the main point of that movie. But in the "Pirate Fairy" movie, the winter fairies are put into a deep sleep, lasting several days, while being in the summer region. Doesn't Zarina know that this will cripple the winter fairies for life?Again, this could easily have been avoided, by NOT showing winter fairies among the group that was put to sleep.Now, please don't tell me that (a) these breaks with established facts from the earlier movies were necessary in any way, or that children won't notice them. I am not talking about minor details here; I am talking about the core points from earlier movies, which were dismissed here. And (b) don't tell me that the light-hearted way in which the consequences of Zarina's actions are glossed over is okay. I felt very uneasy about the whole affair and imagine that children, if they have a certain intelligence, will be grossed out by Zarina's immoral behavior as well.Maybe the most disappointing thing is how easily these points could've been fixed. There wasn't much missing to make this a great movie and Peter Pan prequel. If the movie had been all bad, I wouldn't have cared to write such a long review.Another reviewer called "pthread" is right in observing that the Tinkerbell movies have begun to become more shallow, ever since "Secret of the Wings". To put it in simple terms, the "Pirate Fairy" is too much of a mindless action flick, doesn't deal with the underlying moral questions appropriately, and thus overall just doesn't feel as wholesome as the earlier Tinkerbell movies. (Luckily, the "Everbeast" movie will be a return to form, telling a really heartwarming story.)
A few weeks back my 2 year old niece came to visit and immediately turned on Netflix and said "Pirates!" Not really sure what she wanted she ended up showing me the tile on the iPad in the Netflix app. Okay. It was a delightful, entertaining movie with wonderful animation, sound and voice actors. A fairly simple plot, but was still engaging for an adult.And what could be better than Pirates?Give it a shot, a chance, and you might be surprised. I was. And the "Neverbeast" movie...well, that made my wife cry.And now when my niece is over we are beginning to watch all the Tinkerbell movies that we can. They are fun, delightful and definitely a step up for straight to DVD's movies.
The fairies are coming, the fairies are coming. That's right Disney's The Pirate Fairy is a phenomenal film. This movie is full of excitement the entire family should enjoy. There are fairies for the girls, pirates and adventure for the boys and great comedy for the parents. Disney's The Pirate Fairy is about a pixie dust fairy name Zarina (Christina Hendricks) who has a lot of great ideas. Zarina wants to use some of her creativity to make new things for the town of Pixie Hallow. She makes a few mistakes and runs off and becomes a Pirate Fairy. Zarina partners up with a pirate named James (Tom Hiddleston) who is actually the younger Captain Hook. Once again Zarina finds herself in a lot of trouble. Now it is up to Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) and her friends to help save the day.The message of this film is that you should not turn your back on your friends when you do something wrong. In the film, Zarina turns her back on her friends and then later regrets her actions and her friends continue to be there when she is in need. Zarina does not expect the other fairies to be nice to her after what she did to them. The voice actors, Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Tom Hiddleston deliver spectacular performances and really bring their characters to life.My favorite character is Tinker Bell because she is very determined to help her friend Zarina even though Zarina left and was the best friend at the time.My other favorite character is Zarina because she likes to take charge and is really determined to accomplish her personal goals and ambitions. That's what I like about her.My favorite part of the film is when they play the Pixie Hallow games. I really enjoyed the figure skaters and all their cool tricks. I was awed by their performances. We recommend Disney's Pirate Fairy for ages 4 to 10. We give this movie 5 out of 5 SHINING STARS!!!!!! Reviewed by Kendyl and Kayla P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critics. For more reviews, go to kidsfirst dot org.