TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings (2012) Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Bennett, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné Movie Review

TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings (2012)   3/53/53/53/53/5

TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings (2012)

TinkerBell in a Winter Wonderland

All the fairies of Pixie Hollow know that the Winter Woods are forbidden but something draws TinkerBell to break the rules and enter this mystical, frosty world. It is there she meets Periwinkle who not only ends up helping her unlock the secret of the Wings but leads her to a surprising discovery. But when Pixie Hollow is threatened it is TinkerBell and Periwinkle who must work together to save their two worlds.

"TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings" is the second movie in the TinkerBell series I have watched and in a good way it is on par with my previous encounter which was "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure". Now those who have read my review of "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" might be surprised by that comment because I didn't find that movie a magical experience which I would want to watch again. But I felt that the movie worked for its intended young audience and "TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings" delivers everything which that movie did and so again I am sure that many a young child will enjoy this cute, not overly long animation.

What that means when it comes to "TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings" is that we have that same video game animation style where everything seems to move that little bit unnaturally and slowly. It is a style which has never sat comfortably with me but probably works well for those who when they are not watching films are playing computer games. There is also the moralistic element of the storyline which manages to draw in an eco style message whilst also throwing in a typically poppy soundtrack all of which of course should appeal to a younger audience.

What this all boils down to is that "TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings" probably does work for its intended audience but it doesn't offer up a great deal for any grown up who watched this due to it having that formula driven feel.