Peter Stormare

Review: 'Strange Magic'

Review: 'Strange Magic'

There are good things in the animated musical fantasy "Strange Magic": the ultra-detailed, photorealistic animation; the name-that-tune pleasures of a mashup jukebox soundtrack; fine vocal performances from the cast's actor-singers; and a transcendent sequence featuring the 1975 title song.

And then there's the rest of the film.

"Strange Magic" borrows the notion of fairies having misadventures with a love potion in the woods from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the growingly popular, "Glee"-ful musical approach of "Happy Feet" and "Moulin Rouge!" (on which composer and musical director Marius de Vries also worked)....