“Fate: The Winx Saga Review” altered to fit reality

Nasra Artan, Staff Writer

Many remakes of children’s movies converting the story to the live version, such as “Mulan,” have released recently. “Fate: The Winx Saga” is a live version of a kids’ show called “Winx Club.” In the show, Bloom (Abigail Cowen) finds out she has powers and ends up going to Alfea, a fairy school, to learn better control. While getting used to the school, Bloom ends up making new friends who happen to be her new roommates, but while getting acquainted with the school and new friends she also learns secrets about a past that she didn’t know existed.       

Bloom’s (the fire fairy) roommates consist of Stella (Hannah van der Westhuysen) who’s the fairy of the sun and princess of Solaria. Musa (Elisha Applebaum) who’s the fairy of empath in the live version but in the cartoon she’s the fairy music. Aisha (Precious Mustapha) is a very athletic water fairy. Terra (Eliot Salt) is an earth fairy and the cousin of the infamous Flora. Everyone except Stella are first-year students, the friends help each other when needed and are always there for each other. Even though each character played their parts well, they acted differently than the cartoon characters, but that’s understandable because no one in the real world is always happy like cartoon characters. 

Brian Young, the producer of “Fate: The Winx Saga” and “The Vampire Diaries,” did very well in making a Nickelodeon kids’ show more realistic. In the show, there were partying scenes, smoking and profanity. If you liked “TVD” then you’ll like this because both shows have supernatural beings, magic, attractive cast, teen drama and more. 

The cinematography of the show was decent, however, it wasn’t vibrant and happy like the original “Winx Club,” it was more serious and gloomy. The show was filmed in Ireland, but we didn’t see much but the woods and the school. 

Even though the show was good, it was cliché. Bloom was the typical self-centered main character, Sky (Danny Griffin) was the wonder boy everyone loved but he was struggling with daddy issues, Stella was the mean princess who was struggling with mommy issues and Riven (Freddie Thorp) who was the bad boy that didn’t follow the rules, and smoked and drank throughout the whole show. But there was also Terra, the basic “nerdy” girl, who tried so hard to fit in and even made pot brownies for a party but then later sees someone she considered a close friend bash her on Instagram.

Now streaming on Netflix. Rating: 4 stars