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Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Simple story with positive messages, lush animation.

Movie NR 2007 75 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 6+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

Main Character in Sorcery Training School

The first half of the movie was pretty good. But once Elina enters an apprentice training school to become a "guardian" she has to learn how to use her powers. I would have been fine with "special abilities/powers" but at one point Azura says ... You can't use your "spells" against each other. Then, she uses a spell to break the misuse of powers. From a Christian point of view, sorcery is a big no no. Gal 5:19-21, Deut 18:10-12. Perhaps some parents may feel their children are old enough to know it's pure fantasy. Personally, I do not think this is something I want my child exposed to. Seeing someone like Elina who displays integrity, bravery, kindness, and selflessness ... One who appears to be a "good role model" yet does one of the things the Lord warns against ... Just does not seem to be a good plan.
age 9+

lovely!

One of my favourite Barbie films. Very enjoyable. Nothing wrong with it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Children between 4 and 8 will probably enjoy the simple story, flat characters, and the triumph of good over evil. The subplot of Elina's pet puffball Bibble, whose attention is split between a loose tooth and a new friend, will work for younger kids in the tooth-losing stage as well.

There is a concise and helpful introduction recapping Elina's adventures in the first two movies, and like the other Fairytopia movies, the animation is lush and mesmerizing. Some viewers may notice that flance instruction looks suspiciously like the Dance Dance Revolution video games.

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