Took A to the cinema today to see ‘Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy’. Now, this is the second of the three films A’s watching this half-term, the other two being ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman’ and ‘The Lego Movie’. P took A to see Mr Peabody on Sunday, while my mum will take A to see the Lego movie tomorrow. So you’ll forgive me for feeling I’d rather drawn the short straw in the cinema trip stakes. This feeling was reinforced when I looked around the sold-out screen and saw lots of very young children, making me prepare myself for a very baby-ish experience.
However, I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable the Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy was. It didn’t try to inject any adult humour to keep the parents entertained; it just stuck to being a well told, slickly produced story to keep kids entertained and engaged for its 70-odd minute length. I wouldn’t want to see it again but it didn’t make me think I’d just wasted a couple of hours of my life.