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Monster High: 13 Wishes

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Monster dolls teach lessons but dress provocatively.

Movie NR 2013 74 minutes
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MONSTER HIGH: 13 WISHES is a visual feast and a clever idea. For the kind of tweens who prefer campy horror to Barbie dolls, these goth-lite characters with fangs, fur, bandages, and bolts are a fun twist on the typical fare. But that same visual feast may create a problem for parents. Here, high school teenagers are dressed for more than a costume party -- the skimpy skirts, high heels, and heavy makeup are needlessly over the top. Plus, there's a considerable bounty of merchandise to contend with in the form of dolls, books, and accessories, so viewers beware. That said, there are nice messages about the perils of popularity, greed, jealousy, and all the usual high school stuff and fun puns to boot, if the packaging isn't too daunting.

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