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Strange Magic

Strange Magic
Voices of: Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth

Rated: PG for some action and scary images.
Reviewed by: Dave  
Release date: January 23, 2015 Released by: Walt Disney Pictures

George Lucas is showing his age with Strange Magic. It has all the earmarks of a screenplay written in the 1970s. Lucas' bizarre rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream falls flat on its face. This film is virtually all style and no substance. If this is supposed to be a kids movie, I'm wondering how many kids will actually enjoy it. Hollywood is so busy bombarding us with the latest CGI, that they forget to give us a meaningful narrative. Naming the film Strange Magic after the 1975 song by Electric Light Orchestra was the first clue it was going to be awful. I was correct, George Lucas is stuck in the 1970s.

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