Selena Gomez as Alex
Jake T. Austin as Max
Jennifer Stone as Harper
Gregg Sulkin as Mason
David Deluise as Jerry
Maria Canals Barrera as Theresa
Beau Mirchoff as Dominic
After Alex Russo became the family wizard, she thought everything would go on smoothly…not so much. Her family keeps trying to pressure her to be more mature and grow up after the endless mischief caused by her magic. So before a family reunion in Italy, Alex decides to use magic to separate the good and bad parts of herself, and ends up creating a Good Alex and a Bad Alex. Soon, she is caught up in an evil young wizard’s scheme to rule the whole world, and to destroy all mortals. Alex must save her friends and family, along with the rest of the world, all atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa, while facing herself!
My Thoughts: Wizards of Waverly Place was by far my favorite Disney show! I was so sad when it ended, but I eagerly awaited this hour-long special! The plot definitely reminded me of the episode in the Wizards of Waverly Place TV series, “Positive Alex.” This awesome episode is full of stunts and lots of special effects. The magic in this is very different from the bright spark of colors in the actual TV series, but was very well done with the slow movement of the colors all blended together. The big battle scene between the two Alexs (I don’t really know how to make her name plural!) was outstanding, and I thought it was funny how every time Alex defeated herself, her bad side would just come back! It was complete with a big shock, (but I’m not going to tell you what it is!) that is sure to surprise you, (don’t worry, it all works out:)) Also, the Villa in Italy’s set was also very well-designed:) The costumes in this were just as cool as in the TV show! Harper’s outfits are always very outrageous and silly, but make her character fun! Bad Alex’s “taking over the world outfit” reminded me of some of the classic Disney villains rolled into one, with a twist. I do think though, that it could have been more of a movie’s-length than just one hour. Moving on to the exceptional acting… Selena Gomez played her fun, full of jokes character Alex, who always can seem to make you laugh. Alex was just as likable in the special, and her magical mishaps are just as funny! David DeLuise and Maria Canals-Barrera have so many short jokes, but are always full of laughter! Jennifer Stone also did a great job as Harper, who’s always funny. There was a great cast, and I give this special three and a half stars out of five!