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Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Undersea Barbie adventure will enchant little ones.

Movie NR 2006 85 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

I loved this movie

This movie was great for small kids, me and my husband Harold really enjoyed it with our 4 year old daughter, Susan. She loved bibble! she said she would marry him haha. 10/10 would recommend for family movie night or Christmas dinner for the little ones!
age 9+

good moral, but overall a bit of a bad film

Alright film. It was very disappointing to be honest. I loved the Fairytopia movies, but this was quite bad. The catty girl is jealous and nasty and didn't give Elena a chance which I didn't particularly like. She was an annoying character in my opinion. It had a great moral with Elena sacrificing her wings though and being brave

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (6 ):

There's a lot going on in this story, and it seems a bit needlessly complicated for a movie aimed at preschool-aged girls. With all the Indiana Jones-like challenges Elina and Nori have to pass to get to Nalu, and the whole, slightly ridiculous immunity berry subplot, it's all a bit much. And unlike much bigger-budget animated productions, there aren't any memorable musical numbers or comedy bits to lighten up the dramatic tension. Elina is also slightly too perfect, but girls probably won't mind, since she's so beautiful and brave.

One of the rare humorous scenes is when the squeaky voiced Bibble eats a magical berry that allows him to sing like an opera singer. Bibble breaks out into an aria that enchants and distracts the fungus goons. Bibble is an adorable sidekick and adds a much-needed dose of humor to an adventure that is conspicuously low on laughs, otherwise. The head fungus, Maximus (Christopher Gaze) is the stereotypical English butler-type who acts (and sounds) haughtily superior to his two less cultured underlings. As heroic journeys go, this is not exactly Finding Nemo, but Elina is an irresistibly sweet protagonist. Little girls are sure to consider her a role model, even if parents may not be as enchanted.

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