Halloweentown movies are my guilty pleasure. I remember seeing them as a kid and loving it. For me, not having the Disney Channel growing up, I felt when I was able to watch it that the shows were just much more magical than regular TV. When I was older and had the Disney Channel at my disposal, you can imagine how excited I was when I saw that Halloweentown was played every October for the season. So while the movies are actually very cheesy, I love them.
The first movie of the series is about Marnie, a 13 year old girl who discovers she is a Witch whose family is from Halloweentown. Marnie follows her grandmother to the magical world and then the adventure begins. Marnie must save the town using her powers she just discovered she had. I think kids will love this movie. They will like seeing the town and all the mythical creatures that live there. Plus, you got Debbie Reynolds in these movies so that’s fun.
Tia and Tamara play twins who didn’t know the other existed until they run into each other one day and…wait haven’t they done this before? Oh they are witches in this? Ah, totally different. Well, the girls discover that as well as having a twin sister, they are also witches and must save their dimension from the Darkness. In our opinion, we find Tia and Tamara humorous and think this movie is pretty fun. Another movie that won’t scare the kids too much and will be great for Halloween.
Not a bad watch. We were entertained the whole time. My only issue was that…really? Really?? No one noticed that it wasn’t the older sister under the mask? All her friends just believed it was her? They had no doubts it wasn’t actually their friend but the younger sister posing as her? And the younger sister’s friends didn’t question it either? But then Melissa had to remind me that is always the way when a character wears masks in a movie. No one ever questions it. They all just always have no idea. So if you can get passed that detail..the movie is actually fun.