Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Secret Magic Control Agency.
Plenty of action and plenty of intrigue, but very little plot. The story is mostly just a vehicle for the next location and mini-story.
There are a few tiny twists, but overall it’s overly simple.
The two main characters had a little depth but the rest of them were pretty cookie cutter (pun intended.)
I liked the brother-sister relationship, but the interactions felt shoehorned and not given enough time to truly develop.
There were a few clever bits and the banter was acceptable but there wasn’t anything particularly interesting or exciting.
Visuals and Music
The visuals were all over the place. You’d have sworn that some of it was from a different movie. The locations were gorgeous but the characters bland and derivative.
The music was acceptable but not particularly interesting.
I enjoyed the nods to the fairy tales and to other movies in the same genre, it was pretty, and there was some fun action. The kids loved it.
Despite being derivative and predictable, the movie was beautiful and a lot of fun. Not great, but inoffensive with a few laughs along the way.
Final Score: 2.5 Stars out of 5