Mortals & Magic
The comedy with bite is back and funnier than ever; TOOTH FAIRY 2 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The one-man comedy phenomenon, Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s Larry the Cable Guy sinks his teeth into this outrageous follow-up to the 2010 theatrical hit Tooth Fairy.
During the film, Larry is an average man who undergoes a magical transformation to become a tooth fairy. Check out these other movies where normal guys are touched by something magical or supernatural to become extraordinary, including Spider-Man and the Harry Potter series.
In 2002’s Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire portrays Peter Parker, a high school student who is bitten by a genetically engineered spider. Following this, his life dramatically changes as he develops keen senses and reflexes, extra strength, and the power to shoot webs from his wrists. Once average Peter discovers his newfound strengths, he must juggle his normal life with his new crime fighting activities and secret identity.
The Harry Potter Series
In the Harry Potter film series, which began in 2001 and concluded in 2011, young Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) goes from being an ordinary 11 year old boy to being the savior of an entire world he never knew existed! After being transported to an amazing wizarding world, Harry finds his world turned upside down and is surrounded by people who know more about his life and parents than he does. In this new environment, Harry begins to strengthen his magical powers and works towards fulfilling his destiny.
In 1993’s Groundhog Day, Bill Murray stars as Phil, an egocentric weatherman who – much to his chagrin – is in Punxsutawney to cover Groundhog Day. Unfortunately for Phil, due to a bit of unexplained magic he finds that the day keeps repeating itself, so his most hated day of the year becomes his entire life! After becoming a crook, a glutton, and attempting suicide numerous times, Phil begins to try to make his life better, taking piano lessons and learning foreign languages, in order to help him woo his beautiful news producer, Rita.
Jumanji is a 1995 film about a supernatural boardgame that makes wild animals and parts of the jungle materialize as people play it. After Alan is sucked into the game as a child, his friend, Sarah abandons the game, leaving Alan trapped. When two children find the game and begin playing many years later, Alan is freed as an adult, and must continue playing the game until someone wins in order to restore their world to how it is meant to be.
The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story is a 1984 film adaptation of a German novel of the same name. In it, an unpopular boy is bullied by other children and hides from his tormentors in a bookstore. There, the shopkeeper gives him a magic book, which allows the reader to become part of the magical story. Soon, he realizes that the characters in the story are aware of him, and that his imagination can help save the magical world and its inhabitants.
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