Now available on DVD and Digital HD is the musical adventure film, Strange Magic. The film is by George Lucas, the same man who brought us the Star Wars movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many, many more hit films.
George Lucas brings you the story of a music-filled fairy tale about finding love in the unlikeliest of places in Strange Magic on DVD, Digital HD/SD and On-Demand May 19th! This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters including a princess (voiced by Evan Rachel Wood) who has sworn off love, a dubious villain (voiced by Alan Cumming), a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy (voiced by Kristin Chenoweth) and a knight who is no Prince Charming (voiced by Sam Palladio). Bonus features include a Musical Mash Up: Outtakes and more!
“Strange Magic” is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. Bring home the enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy today!
Honestly, I was very surprised that this was a George Lucas film. It seems a bit odd, but then again a lot of his movies are odd too.
The animation in this film is incredible. It’s so realistic looking. The trees, flowers and even woodland critters all look so real. I felt like I was really in a forest. Animation just keeps getting more and more amazing.
As far as the story goes, it was a bit predictable. It’s not that the story has been told before, but you could sort of guess what direction the story was going to go in from the beginning.
The film stars a fairy name Marianne who is excited to be marrying the handsome Roland. That is until she finds out that Roland has not been faithful to her. Marianne calls off the wedding and vows never to fall in love again, much to the dismay of her sister Dawn.
Roland is not happy about the wedding being called off. He was planning on becoming king because Marianne is royalty. He needs to marry her in order to get the crown.
In order to win her back he comes up with a plan. He tricks an elf named Sunny (who has a huge crush on Marianne’s sister, Dawn) to go into the dark forest and steal back a magical love potion that the Bog King has after he captured the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Will Sunny be able to retrieve the love potion? Will Roland succeed in securing the crown? Will Marianne ever fall in love again? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Strange Magic, now available where movies are sold.
As I mentioned, the animation was pretty cool. I didn’t really find many of the characters necessarily “likable.” They are not really cute. The Bog King is especially grosteque looking. But then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
If you are not a fan of musicals you will not like this movie at all. It was non-stop singing. I couldn’t even guess how many songs were sung in this film. Many of the songs were popular at one time or another.
The singing turned my husband off from the film. He said it was “overkill.” He lost interest after the first few songs. I kept on watching the film.
Aside from the characters not exactly cute, and the abundance of music, the film was OK. I wouldn’t necessarily consider it a “kiddie” film. After all, Roland was unfaithful to Marianne and was caught kissing another women… I mean fairy. Infidelity is not exactly a subject matter for little ones.
I have plenty of fun printables for you to download and enjoy with your family – even one that will help you host a Strange Magic party. Simply click on the images below.
If you would like to learn more about the film please visit StrangeMagicMovie.com. You can also check out the film on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram and YouTube.
The official hashtag is #StrangeMagic.
Did you see the film? What did you think about it? Did you have a favorite character and/or song?
Here is the trailer for your enjoyment.
I also have a copy of the film for a lucky reader.
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*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.