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Parents' Guide to

Magic Silver

By Davis Ryan Cook, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Magic-filled Norwegian Christmas adventure has slight peril.

Movie NR 2017 82 minutes
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With its main storyline about learning to conquer fears, this Norwegian fantasy adventure presents some character growth, while there are also some positive messages around integrating with others. Within the limited setting of Magic Silver's Blue Mountain and a nearby farm at the mountain's base, the various groups of gnomes and humans must learn to interact with one another as they deal with all manner of things from treasure to magic to tradition-strengthened duties. But the problem is, that amid such a busy plot, many things just flat out don't make sense.

For example, Princess Bluerose's initial plan of traveling down the mountain to steal money from the farmer proves to be disastrous, and earns her the immediate ire of the rest of the blue gnome community. But it was the blue gnomes' elder spirits themselves who told her to follow the plan in the first place. In other moments, the blue gnomes readily let the red gnomes into the mountain even when there are other moments showing that the blue gnomes do not like to welcome outsiders. While most of these small plot-related inconsistencies don't affect the movie's overall festive tones, they leave the purpose and moral conclusions of the movie unclear. For this reason, Magic Silver is probably best appreciated after a Christmas-dinner-induced food coma, when the superficial elements can trump the shaky and confusing plot-related elements.

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