Barbie and the Diamond Castle

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Charming friendship tale ties into lots of toys.

NR 2008 79 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 18+

2 Bestfriends.

I really love barbie especially Barbie and the Diamond Castle,the songs are very beautiful its so pleasing in the ear and it reminds me growing up watching barbie films again and again.Its really fun that I knew about this,I cant take the songs and the lyrics out of my mind.The songs was inspirational,I really understand the meaning behind those lyrics.I was thankful I didn't grew up without this or my childhood will be boring
age 5+

Great Messages and Music

My favourite film as a kid, I was very timid and hated Mulan but there's nothing really that scary in this film. Slyder the dragon is comedic, and Lydia (the main villain) is on about the same level as a standard disney princess villain, if not less scary. The songs are mainly covers of songs by the Mexican band RBD, so are among the better of the barbie musicals. It shares great messages about friendship, and is one of the few Barbie films not to end in a wedding/the main love interests riding off into the sunset together. (Though looking back it was arguably the most LGBT representative film of my childhood.)

This title has:

Great messages
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