Strange Magic follows the story of two separate kingdoms, magical and mysterious. When one animal passes the border it starts a war between the two kingdoms. Inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the movie is filled with popular songs from the past six decades to help tell the story of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures.
I was blessed to see an advance screening of “Strange Magic” with 24 other bloggers at Skywalker Ranch on January 13,2015. Although it’s a whimsical fairy tale, the movie gives a lesson in love that all young girls need to learn.
Lesson 1 – Overcoming Heart Break:
Marianne’s (voice by Evan Rachel Wood) whole world is torn apart when she’s betrayed by her charming boyfriend Roland (voice by Sam Palladio). Although deeply heart broken, she doesn’t crawl into bed and pine over him. Instead, she decides to focus on herself and not be someone’s doormat ever again.
Lesson 2 – Looks Can Be Deceiving:
It’s easy to fall in love with how someone looks before peeling back all the layers, in order to learn what’s hidden beneath. The character Roland (voice by Sam Palladio) is a great example. He is charming, good looking and popular. On the exterior he has everything a girl would want, however, he lacks several characteristics needed for a successful and monogamous relationship.
Lesson 3 – The Difference Between Love & Infatuation:
Often times, young people feel that they are in love with every person they date. However, it’s taking the time to get to know the person when love blossoms. The movie “Strange Magic” gives several key examples of this throughout the story.
The movie is fun, entertaining and wonderful for kids. It’s a film where you won’t have to worry about covering their eyes from sex scenes, violent images or profanity. That, in and of itself, makes “Strange Magic” a great movie for the entire family.
“STRANGE MAGIC” opens in theatres everywhere on January 23rd!
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