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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Exciting fairy adventure has loss, some scariness.

Movie G 2015 76 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 10+
I think your children are being unbelievably dramatic if they're over 10 and crying inconsolably over this movie. You people have to be lying. Whoever said this is for only "17+" is also a pathological liar. No, the Neverbeast should NOT have been a part of Pixie Hollow after we have already established he only comes around every 1000 years, that would be going back on the plot for no reason. This movie is peak, you simply cannot understand this magnum opus of cinema.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 9+


This was a VERY intense and dark movie compared to the other fairy movies which my daughters all love. I have a 5 and 7 year old who just saw this and were horrified. The beast--although meant to be good--is scary and unpredictable to young viewers, and he is never portrayed in a more friendly and cuddly way throughout the movie. The ending of the movie actually has Fawn DIE (!!!) but then get brought back to life. The green hurricane / storm that is part of the climax here was also very frightening for my kids as well. I was not a fan of this one.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (11 ):

This is a more intense, adventurous, vividly drawn installment in the Tinker Bell series. The fairies' friendships are a bit more in the background than in earlier films; instead, the focus is on Fawn's unlikely friendship with creature Gruff, her determination to understand him, and the importance of balancing our adventurous impulses with the safety of our community. The pros are big messages about the innate value of curiosity, inquisitiveness, independence, and letting yourself get carried away, with a clear admiration for kids who are compelled to stay up all night learning new things. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast also promotes a love of the playfulness and whimsy of animals and pets and makes a strongly positive point about not judging a book by its cover.

And the friendships are still important to the story overall; the friends always have each other's back, with a big emphasis on loyalty and giving others the benefit of the doubt, with bits of the typical fairy humor sprinkled throughout. But the addition of the Scout Fairies, a particularly formidable band of warrior fairies who protect Pixie Hollow like a team of Green Berets, gives the film a new degree of autonomy, seriousness, and action. That makes for an exciting, fast-paced adventure that references a little of The NeverEnding Story (with Gruff's playfulness) and a little bit of Ghostbusters (when Gruff transforms into a "monster"). Some of the movie's intense action and chase scenes could frighten younger kids. And there's a particularly emotionally charged scene, though beautifully done, when friends have to separate, as well as some near-death moments that linger. Though the action, positive messages, and storytelling all are outsize here, the overall intensity may move the age up a bit.

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