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Jeffrey A. Veyera Says, in 1-20-2010 at 20:55:52 from     

Awful, boring, and overdone in the way computer-generated cartoons invariably are outside of Pixar.

We used to love Tinkerbell growing up and it is a shame to see this tripe diminish the brand. So bad our 2-year-old wouldn’t watch it for 5 minutes.
Rating: 1 / 5

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terpfan1980 Says, in 1-20-2010 at 21:35:04 from     

If readers saw my purchasing history they’d see quickly that if Disney put it out, I’ve likely purchased it, or at least I’ve seen it (rental, etc.)

{Most} Disney movies inspire fond memories for me and take me back to days of my youth when my long departed grandfather was still running the local movie house in my hometown area. He would regularly show Disney films that families could go to and enjoy together. What I didn’t realize at the time was that many of those films were decades old and were just making the latest trip to theatres while being ‘released from the vault’ for another limited run. There were films that were new at the time, including a host of ‘live action’ films, but the classic animated films were mostly re-releases.

One of those classics that I remember enjoying a lot was Peter Pan. The tale of the king of the lost boys fighting Captain Hook was filled with fun and adventure and wasn’t as sugary sweet as Snow White or Cinderella was. On the other hand, Peter Pan included a character/role that still put thoughts of sugar plums in little girls heads: Tinker Bell.

Years later Disney’s current regime is now looking to use Tinker Bell in a series of her own adventures that will hopefully bring in youngsters for (basically) straight to video releases.

Personally I see several problems with this. First, this effort seems a bit disrespectful to the original classic film. There’s an image of Tinker Bell that remained from seeing Peter Pan that isn’t necessarily in line with the image that is pushed via this film.

Even if you can get past that problem, there’s also what is, to me, a relatively unsatisfactory video presentation over all. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the video quality except that it isn’t the same style as what a fan of the original animated Disney classics is used to, nor is it any where near the quality that would be found in a Pixar release. It sits relatively blandly in the middle of the road, lacking obvious inspiration.

Additionally, the presentation is flawed at times thanks to the conversion to the smaller screen. Even on a reasonably sized home TV (37″ flat panel), there are small details that are easily ‘lost’ or hard to see. Details like the ‘trail’ of pixie dust that should be flashing along behind the fairies as they fly along. Not to mention text in the menu that is so small and hard to read that one wonders what size screen the people that put the disc together were working with or targetting?

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure offers up a relatively short tale (80 minutes, give or take), but the tale itself seems to take a little while to get going. By the time the story is moving along it seems that nearly half the film is gone. Younger audiences may not notice how predictable the story is, and they may oooooh and ahhhhhh a bit at key points in the relatively flimsy plot, but I wouldn’t expect much more than that sort of response. For a small portion of the intended audience I suppose you may see demands for repeat viewings, but for most viewers I expect this film would be a one and done type viewing, if even that.

My own recommendation is tread carefully if you are thinking of purchasing this one. If possible, consider Unbox or something similar and save your purchase money for one of the true Disney classics, or perhaps the upcoming Monsters, Inc. release.
Rating: 3 / 5

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A.H. Says, in 1-20-2010 at 22:20:46 from     

Just came from Best Buy and redeemed my manufacturer’s $10.00 off coupon for the Blu/DVD. Movie was $25.99 + tax – $10.00 ended up just paying $18.16. Anything to save myself some money. Sweet!Now I’m watching the movie.Review in a few.
Rating: 5 / 5

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O. Coronado Says, in 1-20-2010 at 23:04:08 from     

I went to whatch the movie last week… as I said before about the first one, I can tell you too that this one is so great. I love it. The second Tinkerbell movie is so great, full of color, and a lot of friendship. This movie is recomended to all family, kids will love it and It has not things that people feel uncorfontable. The second Tinkerbell movie is about herself and how she deals with frienship. It is so magical because you can see how fairies work in order to produce pixie dust, specialy the blue one that is too hard to get it. Thinker has a very importat mission in this movie, and for that reason she has a lot of work to do before a special event. His best friend that you all ready know, is really a very good friend who stands with her all the time that she needs him. Songs are ok, video is full of color and a lot of new scenes of the neverland island. No humans in this one, but some sort of pirates story. Two best friends trols and a little cute bug are new in the movie. The rest of the fairies like Vidia has not an important role in this movie, however you can see them work very hard too. Silver has an importat job with the baby frogs, rosetta has a new autom dress, vidia has a lot of work with the fall, and everything in this movie is gold and red color because is during the fall that happen the most important part. Thinker and his best friend learn to work together and to forgive if there is something wrong. What I can say is that the movie makes me feel so good because you can learn that no matter what happen with your relationships, you can put your proud into a box and give the first step in order to ask for help. The blu-ray release is coming soon, but for some reason here in Mexico is in theathers, so if you have come, do not forget to whatch it, you won’t disapoint it. Oh, I almost forgot that you can see new Thinker’s inventions that help her to travel to secret places never be seen before.
Rating: 5 / 5

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Music Fan Jeff Says, in 1-21-2010 at 00:36:37 from     

Many other reviewers have already given good plot overviews, so I won’t get into that here. I will say that unless you have a very young child who would appreciate this film, there isn’t much to recommend here. The colors are pretty and some of the animation is visually interesting, but the story is so one dimensional that it’s difficult for me to imagine anyone but a very young child finding this film particularly engaging. The people working for Disney today should be forced to watch (and re-watch and re-watch) old classics like Dumbo or Bambi. Maybe if they did, they would learn something about bringing emotion to animated pictures. Unfortunately, TinkerBell just falls flat. It’s too bad that with the improved technology we aren’t getting commensurate storytelling.
Rating: 2 / 5

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