Bratz Super Babyz

 
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Toddler Bratz face silly danger in giant toy commercial.
  • Review Date: October 19, 2012
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 73 minutes

What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain not inform.

Positive messages

Working together as a team gets the job done.

Positive role models

Four female toddlers become superheroes in this movie -- they're capable, brave, and use their powers for good. In addition, the Babyz are loyal to one another and work well together. But they take advantage of their caregiver Gran's weakness and often set out to fool her (i.e., sneaking out of the house when they're supposed to be asleep). The toddlers have exaggerated facial features and appear to be wearing lipstick. Gran is a loving parental figure who tries to be conscientious, but she's ditzy and can't see well enough to be a responsible babysitter. As in all Bratz offerings, characters are ethnically diverse.

Violence & scariness

Some mild cartoon action and suspense when the Super Babyz face off with a group of silly-looking Tubers (potatoes) from another planet. Tubers capture and bind the Babyz with tuber roots. Pudding is thrown. One potato points a laser gun at the Babyz. The captured Babyz are in danger of being transported to the Tubers' home planet. When the Babyz realize they have super powers they save a school bus that is in danger of going off a cliff and rescue a family from a bear. In other brief action sequences, Cloe is frightened on an amusement park ride and a store clerk is tied up by the Tubers.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Bratz characters are part of an extensive franchise of dolls, toys, games, books, etc.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Bratz Super Babyz is intended for very young Bratz fans. There's none of the fashion-conscious, make-up-obsessed behavior usually associated with the franchise. Cloe, Yasmin, Sasha, and Jade are toddlers who are interested in toys, superheroes, and amusement park rides. The girls go on mildly suspenseful rescue operations and run into trouble from some comic space potatoes who chase them and fight using their exaggerated, entangling roots. It's doubtful that anyone but the youngest or most sensitive kids will find this movie scary. And it's doubtful that the usual tween audience will find it appealing.

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What's the story?

In the temporary care of Gran while their parents are away, Baby Cloe, Baby Yasmin, Baby Sasha, and Baby Jade are enjoying the freedom they have, especially since Gran doesn't see well enough to keep track of them all the time! Trouble finds them at Adventure Universe, the amusement park where their favorite superheroes (the Super Buds) hang out. There, the Babyz encounter a troop of hostile "Tubers" (potatoes) from another planet. Somehow the aliens' magical "matter exchanger" ends up at Gran's house and the little girls are turned into "Super Buds" themselves.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

In an attempt to find ever younger consumers, the Bratz folks have created the toddler versions of Cloe, Yasmin, Sasha, and Jade. In this film, they are flying miniature superheroes, adorable wide-eyed babies in highchairs, and giggly best buddies.

The story meanders, taking time off from the main plot, to show the Babyz making daring rescues and outwitting their well-meaning but flustered babysitter. It's jumbled, mildly humorous in spots, but generally lightweight material with little to recommend it.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Gran as a babysitter. Though she was loving, was she alert and responsible enough to take care of the Babyz? How did the girls take advantage of her?

  • What made the potatoes think that "babies are royalty" on this planet? Do you think that is true?

  • If you could have just one super power, what would it be? Why?

Movie details

DVD release date:October 9, 2007
Cast:Britt McKillip, Brittney Irvin, Maryke Hendrikse
Director:Mucci Fassett
Studio:Lionsgate
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Superheroes, Friendship
Run time:73 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Kid, 9 years old July 21, 2014
 

meh

this is scary for kids and it uses the word "very unatractive baby" and it makes the gran (grandma) look stupid and they sneak out
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