15 December 2014 | geoffgee
Another perfect gem added to what is an already flawless series
I have no reservations in describing Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast as "another perfect gem added to what is an already flawless series". In this, the sixth of the series so far (and hopefully not the last), Tinkerbell takes a back seat, while animal fairy Fawn finds herself thrust into the spotlight due to her double penchants of firstly following her heart rather than her head, and secondly of steadfastly believing that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Shifting the focus away from Tink is fine by me because Pixie Hollow is simply bristling with interesting characters who I feel I want to know more about. In this story Fawn proves herself to be a character with many endearing qualities - inquisitiveness, intrepidity, persistence in the face of obstacles, a sense of humour and ... lovely long hair. (I came out of the cinema feeling more than a little 'smitten' by Fawn in a similar way to how I'd been smitten by Tink a few years earlier. Just saying.) She also has awesome high-flying skills it seems. As with the other Tinkerbell films there are three or four better than average songs (also the incidental music throughout is worth noticing), sumptuous artwork, an absorbing story and the usual comical shenanigans amongst the fairies. Give the kid in yourself a treat and go see this (maybe even take the kids with you? Boys will probably like this as much as girls will.) I'm hoping to see Neverbeast at least once more before it finishes its run at the cinema - after which I'll be looking forward to buying the bu-ray as soon as it's released (probably early summer next year?). Has to be a 10/10. Love it.