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The Pirate Fairy

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.

Movie G 2014 90 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

Rate 10/10

Finally a movie not driven by Tinkerbell’s mistakes! This movie was so refreshing for the Tinkerbell franchise, and I really appreciate them veering from the classic Tinkerbell formate we’ve been seeing in the past 4 films. Zarina is an amazing character added to the franchise, and is a new and improved Tinkerbell. She’s clever, innovative, and possesses the same curiosity and wonderlust for the world around her that Tinkerbell does. I personally like her better than Tinkerbell because she takes responsibility for her actions, and doesn’t blame other people for her mistakes. The main friend group of this franchise are FINALLY in the majority of the movie, and we’re able to pay attention to them instead of Tinkerbell, which is truly a gift

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age 4+

Must watch

Its a delight. Sure the song is lame but its all tame.

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Is It Any Good?

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Direct-to-DVD productions aren't usually known for being particularly high-caliber, so it's a pleasant surprise to see that Disney is paying close attention to the Tinker Bell series. As with Secret of the Wings, The Pirate Fairy has an engaging plot, impressive visuals, and standout voice casting, especially James ("the cabin boy with a secret"), voiced by Hiddleston, who's best known for playing Loki in Thor and The Avengers.

Yes, the fairies are a rainbow-hued group of diverse beauty, talent, and personalities. One of them, Silvermist (Lucy Liu), is sort of silly and ditsy, but even she's still brave and kind. And Zarina's story line is a clever way to introduce how we all make mistakes and deserve a chance at redemption. Parents and kids familiar with Peter Pan will love the references to the original movie ("Never Smile at a Crocodile") and will want to watch it after this fun trip to Pixie Hollow.

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