Strange Magic (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family Film
I am a fan of animated films about romance and fantasy plus at times I don’t mind cheesy films 😛 . This started really good and had me quite captivated with its introduction. I liked the idea of the two sides (one good and one bad) and the animation was great 🙂 . The CGI was fabulous and the look of the creatures was fantastic 😀 . My favourite creature was the Imp who was adorable and his reason for being in this film was worth it. I also loved the image of the fairies and their colours and I did appreciate the Bog King (Alan Cumming) not being pretty 😛 . The story is very predictable from the beginning the story starts but I was willing to forgive this. However, by the time the story hit half way (about the time Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood) went to find her sister on her own) the story got gradually worse. The cheesiness became unbearable as it continued (and I was trying to stomach as much as I could) with no surprises in this narrative. The romance was fine but I preferred Dawn’s (Meredith Anne Bull) and Sunny’s (Elijah Kelly) rather than the possibility of the main characters’. I found their “romance” ridiculously too quick (it was barely a few hours maybe less) for True Love 😛 . The songs are good and catchy (plus modern) but I found this film was over reliant on them. However, I did enjoy the scene when Dawn (when infected by the potions) sets her eyes on the first thing she sees 😛 . This is an animation I enjoyed in the beginning and despised at the end. I would not recommend this. Enjoy 😛
I give this film 1.5 Stars out of 5!