My opinion right after watching the film
My opinion right after watching the film is that I am liking how they are sticking to Tinkerbell’s character, while not making her as hateable. It is interesting that it focused on her relationship with Terrance rather than the other Disney Fairies, though there is a predictability factor to this one as well.
There is no new information on the production of this film.
The film starts with Pixie Hollow preparing for the season of Fall, as most of the fairies are in the mainland, while Terrance (Jesse McCartney) and Tinkerbell (Mae Whitman) are in Pixie Hollow. It is instantly clear that the film will be more about their relationship, as his Dust fairy workers tease him about Tinkerbell. They work together to help with an invention called the Pixie Express, which fails, and she gets annoyed.
She returns to Terrance to tell him the good news, and since he knows so much about it (since it does involve and affects the Dust fairies), it is only common sense that her best friend will help her with making the staff for the moonstone. They get along at first and are thrilled, but he thinks she is getting a bit clumsy, and she is slowly growing more and more annoyed with his constant paranoia and supervision. We all know where this goes. It comes to a point where she argues about him bringing back something that is not helpful, and she knocks it over, which of course breaks the staff and moonstone. Tinkerbell kicks him out for screwing up, and we start to see her b****y side a lot more. Aren’t you all proud that I am trying to avoid profanity?
The only female friend of Tinkerbells that has any sort of relevance in this film is Silvermist (Lucy Liu), who is more than accustomed to Tinkerbell’s temper, tells him to give her time for her to come to her senses before they speak again. She decides to go to theater night after Bobble (Rob Paulsen) and Clank (Jeff Bennet) come to visit her, and ask about the scepter and moonstone.
Tinkerbell asks everyone for more pixie dust, from the Dust sector, to Iridessa (Raven Symone), Rosetta (Kristen Chenoweth), and Silvermist, but they all say no, since they are still in the process of bringing Fall to the mainland. Silvermist tells her to go to Terrance in hope that they make up, but the see you next tuesday Tinkerbell asks him for more dust without apologizing, and when he asks her why, she gets mad, claiming that a real friend would not ask why. Hell yes they do Tinkerbell, especially if it is against the rules, and you were dead ass wrong anyways.
Forced to stick with the dust she already has, she makes a cotton balloon to sprinkle pixie dust to go to the far off island that I do not care to remember identifying. A firefly named Blaze (Eliza Pollack Zebert) eats up all of her food, but after trying to kick him out, he flashes to the map, and she uses him to realize that they went the wrong way. After things done get screwed up with the balloon, and ends up stranded, she ends up dreaming about Terrance. A bunch of random things happen, and Tinkerbell is out of her luck. A bunch of bugs Blaze spoke to helped them to get to where she needs to go.
Tinkerbell ends up finding the mirror, but as she starts to repeat her mistake with Terrance onto Blaze, she tells him she wishes he would shut up for a minute, which the mirror grants. Realizing that she blew it, she cries, having no hope in any of this, and feels bad for everything she did, since it is her fault. She sees Terrance in the mirror, and thinks that she is delusional until he touches her shoulder. They make up, he ends up finding her balloon, and he tells her he stole some dust to find her. They end up finding a solution to the moonstone, and they barely make it to the ceremony on time. Once they see that they used metals and strings to hold up the broken pieces with the reflective diamond in the middle, everyone is horrified. Turns out, the moon hits them nicely, and they produced more dust than they have in centuries. The ceremony proceeds as usual, and the ceremony proceeds as usual, with the narrator reminding us that friendship is the most important treasure there is.
The characters are definitely not as good in this film as they were in the first film, and I am going to keep it real. A lot of it is because only two characters received screentime for the most part, and the stellar side cast was missing.
I like how the setting accommodated and captured the atmosphere of Autumn, but otherwise, the animation is still as nice and sophisticated as it was in the first film.
The music is the exact same. I forgot that this was the time where Disney would have their live action actors/actresses to cover songs all throughout the company as a cheap marketing ploy.
Reception at Release
When the film was released on October 27th, 2009, it made about 8 million in theaters I believe, and made about $50 million.
People do not really talk about this film, other than it is a sequel to Tinkerbell. I have not heard any complaints about it, so that is good I guess.
27/40 = 68%