Magic Silver is a tale of adventure and commitment. In the story, shy Princess Bluerose, must save the life of the Blue Gnome King who is her beloved father. She is also responsible for taking back the Magic Silver which brings daylight to the earth each day. She and her friend, Dreng, set out on a remarkable journey and learn the essential lesson, “when you take away, you must always give back.” Set in the snow, it makes a great Christmas film.
The director, Katarina Launing, says of the film , “. . . . we saw an opportunity in Magic Silver to do something larger than life—and magical. We also connected in a big way to the theme of bravery and standing up for your beliefs. The film also speaks about tolerance and despite differences working together towards a common goal—something we feel is more important than ever in this day and age.”
This movie is a gem—an adventure story and fantasy that takes place in the mystical Blue Mountain with the blue gnomes who gather the magic silver in order to keep the daylight coming so their world is not completely shrouded in darkness. This movie, a Norwegian film with English subtitles, draws the viewer in quickly and keeps the audience interested. In this storyline, there is an open window of time for the kids to play outside, but the mountain only provides an opening during the time the hourglass is turned and the sands run down. If the kids do not return before the sand runs out, they will not be able to enter their mountain home again. Princess Bluerose is one of the many intriguing characters, heir to the throne of the Gnome King, her father, who is aging and may not have a lot of time remaining. The acting, creative storyline, and interesting blue sets along with the outdoor scenes all contribute in making this a fun film to watch.
When Princess Bluerose is told that getting some money can help her father with his illness, the shy girl, who must become brave before becoming queen, ventures outdoors and to a farmer’s home to try to get the money she is told her father needs. She steals the money, but when she hides in a barn she almost causes the red gnomes to be exposed. They follow her to the Blue Mountain and they become acquainted with the blue gnomes. Bluerose meets Dreng, who is destined to become the king of the red gnomes. They join forces in an attempt to learn who has been stealing from the farmer because many of his other items, including a watch, have been taken. Also, an engagement ring the farmer intends to give to a woman he loves has been pilfered. The princess and Dreng return to the farmer’s home in an attempt to return the money Bluerose had taken—and to set things right.
The special effects are impressive in the film, and the plot leads the viewer from one edge-of-your-seat close-call to another. The content is wholesome and we are happy to award the film our Dove Seal for All Ages.
The Dove Take
This movie, like its name, is pure magic! This fantastic fantasy features fascinating fun for kids and adults everywhere!