The fourth adventure for perky fairy Tinker Bell to be released in cinemas (in the UK at least, the movie was direct to DVD in the US) has the same pretty animation as the previous films, and a zippy plot that even manages to comment on climate change.
You see, the fairies of bright and sunny Pixie Hollow are forbidden to enter the Winter Woods, home of the frost fairies, and the frost fairies can’t go to Pixie Hollow either, on the instructions of the pixie queen (Anjelica Huston) and Frost Lord (Dalton). Of course, curious little Tinker Bell wrinkles her cute little nose at such authority, and when she ventures to the strange wintry place she meets fairy Periwinkle, and the two fairies discovers their wings have begun to glow. Unfortunately their new friendship could threaten both their worlds.
The plot may be quite complex for a tiny tots’ movie, but girls will be enchanted even if they don’t follow every little moment. There’s little to be frightened of, some sweet humour, and lots of fairy action for them to enjoy – and it’s pretty sweet entertainment for parents, too.
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