It’s been days since “My Fairy Tail Love Story” opened in cinemas and based on favorable box-office results, the Disney-feel the producers Regal Entertainment and Idea First Production gave the story treatment resonates well with the millennial crowd that grew up with such shows as “Lizzie McGuire” and “Hannah Montana.”
What’s Disney-feel? Throw in a bit of magic, some singing, first love and young adults that seem capable of resolving their own issues with as little intervention from adults as possible and you’ve got the formula down pat.
Topbilled by Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona, “My Fairy Tail Love Story” is about privileged Chantel (Janella) who did not heed warnings against disturbing a coral formation under the sea. Because of this, she wakes up discovering she has been turned into a mermaid. With the help of her best friend Noah (Elmo), Chantel tries to break the curse, thinking that the answer lies in that most magical of solutions: true love’s kiss from a Prince Charming in the person of DJ Ethan (Kiko Estrada).
But even as Ethan and Chantel supposedly find love, and even as Noah finds the courage to profess his true feelings for Chantel, the cursed heroine soon discovers love is not as simple as fairy tales make them out to be.
“Our movie will remind everyone how thoughts and wishes could be so powerful,” said Janella. “Chantel’s story will open our eyes not only to the beauty of marine life but to the real beauty of our own lives and the people who love us unconditionally.”
Elmo added: “While we join our characters in their quest to figure out how Chantel could be turned back to a human again, we will all surely be proud of this film that has just the right feel to remind us of our happy feelings as a kid.”
Kiko cited the other elements that set apart “My Fairy Tail Love Story” from other films in theaters this week.
“We’ll tackle family, friends and the challenges that ordinary Filipinos face. It’s something that we can all connect to, especially to millennials like us who are still exploring life and finding out the meaning of true love.”
“My Fairy Tail Love Story” recently had a press screening courtsy of Janella’s endorsement, Oppo.
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