Parent of a 2, 3, and 5 year oldWritten byreadilyaparentFebruary 12, 2010
Scary witch and her minion scared my daughter, sexual undertones scared me
My 3 year old daughter was incredibly scared by the flying creature the witch has chasing the girls. And thought it says no sexy stuff there is some pretty non-subtle hints of things such as one night stands. (The girls get a job singing at a "pub" where the "barmaids" attack the two minstrels the girls fall in with because they never returned after "that night" or something along those lines - it was pretty obvious to me, though I know a young child wouldn't understand what was going on - I just don't think that kind of behaviour should be viewed by kids anyway
Barbie series is fabulous with great messages for little girls (age two and up)
My daughter (and all the girls at her preschool) all have seen the barbie series and talk about them endlessly. There is a silly, scary dragon in Diamond Castle but for the most part it is not a "scary" movie. My daughter scares easily but loves this movie. She started with the series at age 2 1/2 or so. I would recommend all of the barbie series except the nutcracker (weird and scary). Little girls love this series. For the record, I was NOT a big Barbie fan prior to seeing any of these dvds.
I love this film! Overall I didn't really like the 'friendship' plot. But I still liked it. The dogs were cute, but irritating. A great film for young girls. I'm 19 and me and My mother love all the films (not the current ones like 'Fairy Secret' though).. No problems in this film.
Wonderful barbie movie with catchy songs your child will sing for days
This movie was the beauty and my daugter loved it. Lots of magic and music in this film that a lot of little girls would love to wtch over and over agian. May be a bit scry if your child is sensitive but we haven't had any problems so far. Teaches young ones about friendship and sticking together (even after a fight) 10/10 if you ask me.
Parent of a 5 and 7 year oldWritten byTriasFamilyJanuary 29, 2011
Good music and parents will probably enjoy this, too.
My kids like this movie and so do we. It is one of the best Barbie movies of the ones we have seen. It has great music and songs. We liked the music so much that we even bought the soundtrack. If your kids are sensitive to scary things, it might not work for them, though.
It does have plenty of female characters who actually talk to each other! The two main characters are best friends and the movie is a good example of friendship. They also help out another girl.
Parent of a 3 and 5 year oldWritten bycathtSeptember 16, 2010
Might be scary for some
We rented this and I naively thought that a Barbie movie would be safe for my kids to watch, at least in terms of not scaring them. I was wrong, and we ended up turning it off halfway through because my kids (3.5yo and 5.5yo) were both crying and telling me they didn't want to watch anymore. And they consider movies to be really fun treats, so this is really saying something.
There's a scene where the girls' house burns down, and several scenes with a scary villain and her dragon. I think it was the dragon that put my kids over the edge.
Parent of an infant, 2, and 4 year oldWritten bymlmommyof3March 16, 2009
Beware! Scary Parts!
There is a scene when a fire burns down the 2 main characters' house, there is a bad guy dragon and scary "witch-like" character. My 4 year old was fine, but her 4 y.o. friend was NOT. She was scared.
The music and singing are great though.