Monday, 9 November 2015

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

Every year, the fairies of Pixie Hollow celebrate the Autumn Revelry.  Every eighth year, the revelry is marked by a Blue Harvest Moon.  The light of this moon, when refracted through the fairies' moonstone sceptre, produces blue fairy dust that is essential to the continued health and well-being of their community.

Given the moonstone's importance to them, the fairies create a new, ornately-decorated sceptre for it each time it is to be used.  And this year, with another Blue Harvest Moon due to arrive, the job of constructing that sceptre is given to Tinker Bell.  As you can imagine, it's a great honour.  But it is also a rather nerve-wracking one, because in addition to being incredibly important, the moonstone that goes in said sceptre is incredibly fragile.

Yeah.  I bet you can guess what happens next.

So now Tink needs to find some way to replace or repair the moonstone, which is a pretty darn major problem, all without letting anyone know that there is a problem at all.  Oh, and she'll probably Learn An Important Life Lesson in the process.  That's the way these things tend to work.

This is another well-crafted "girl's adventure" film with a dash of comedy thrown in.  The title relates to the plot on a couple of different levels, and I like the film's solution to Tinker Bell's problem.  It's nicely thematic and ties in well with her established strengths and abilities.

Good stuff.

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