The Little Prince Fails to Fly

The Little Prince was sadly just a little too little. It had moments that were spectacular, and the animation is truly awesome…but perhaps my expectations were just too much. For me, Mark Osborne’s vision just didn’t quite deliver.

 Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS

Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS

I wanted to LOVE it. I walked in and sat down waiting to be mesmerised and transported to my childhood, to listening to my mom read me the beautiful stories that inspired and uplifted and made you realise that shallowness and greed are normal but never satisfying.

The being humble and having a beautiful soul is so much more important.

But although, as I say, it had those moments – those sweet, sweet moments – it didn’t take me anywhere, didn’t transport me to another world…

 Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS

Film Still © 2015 – LPPTV – ON ENTERTAINMENT – ORANGE STUDIO – M6 FILMS

In fact it made me sad that it would not ignite the next generation. We need films like this. We need stories that are simple and beautiful and light up our children’s imaginations…instead of only watching blockbusters about super heroes. But sadly this has missed the mark. Missed the opportunity. And the Little Prince is unlikely to be a Big Hit at the box office.