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Barbie: Star Light Adventure

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Smart heroine saves the galaxy in outer space adventure.

Movie NR 2016 79 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Why does the mom always have to be dead

Seriously. Another kid’s movie where the mom is dead and died when Barbie was young. Why on earth is this the single most common thread among kids movies??? You writers do know that it’s us moms typically regulating what our kids watch, watching it with them and paying to take them to the theater right? Is it bc it’s mostly men writers?? Do you hate mother’s? Too lazy to write their characters? Or maybe the illustrators have trouble creating adult females?? It does not benefit the stories you write, but it does give your young audience anxiety that they too can lose their moms. Also, in this movie, Barbie constantly puts herself down while comparing her to another girl and is totally a stereotypical weak girl desperate for the boy in the movie. Totally pass on this one.
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age 2+

Best Barbie movie yet!

To the point but easy to follow, little sisters & baby of 1 & 1/2 watched the whole thing very intently. It's different from all the others! Very Kool movie for sure! My favorite one! I've watched almost all of them!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (3):

A solid story, eager fans, and a Barbie who is cool, smart, and a great role model spell success for Mattel and its licensees who've introduced a new line of dolls and toys based on this concept. Barbie: Star Light Adventure sets Barbie and her dad in a magical, high-tech, timeless universe with an unspoiled environment and a diverse population. Barbie is faced with meaningful challenges and rises to the occasion with only a few missteps, which she is quick to admit. The straightforward messages presented about being true to oneself, following one's heart, and how anything is possible are never subtle. In fact, the lessons are heard so many times in conversation and multiple original songs, that, though worthy, they become repetitive. It's nice to see how far the Barbie creators have come in making their brand relevant and positive for today's kids, particularly girls. This movie is a welcome entry for old fans and a pleasant introduction for new viewers. Its mild action and simple-to-follow plot make it appropriate for most kids.

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