Monday, May 18, 2015
STRANGE MAGIC is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters, including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. Bring home the enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy today!
Strange Magic is a magical tale of fairies with a musical twist. The movie revolves around Marianne, a princess who doesn't want to fall in love again after she catches her prince kissing another fairy. Roland wants to win her back, and convinces another fairy to help him get a love potion from the Sugar Plum Fairy. An Imp helps them find her, but uses the love potion to create havoc and love mismatches.
Not only does Strange Magic have a fun storyline, its also chock full of great music. I haven't enjoyed a kids film this much since The Labyrinth. The characters are fun, the graphics amazing and colorful, and the storyline has an interesting twist to it. I especially loved that the couple who wind up together in the end fall in love for reasons that aren't superficial.
I have four children who range in age from three to fourteen, and they all enjoyed this film, even the boys. However, it is a little dark and scary at some points, so use discretion with younger kids. Its the perfect movie to watch on family movie night, and anyone whose a fan of fantasy will want to have the DVD in their collection, which also has some fantastic bonus footage that includes outtakes and meetings with the cast and filmmakers.