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Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Monster adventure is overly concerned with teen crushes.

Movie NR 2014 74 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Great movie for kids and family,some teen romance.

It was movie night and my kids said they wanted to watch Monster High Frights Camera Action. I was pleasantly surprised! My kids loved the movie,and so did I. It is about a school for teenage monsters and the movie is about Draculaura and her monster high friends have to find the Vampires Heart. There is a bit of teen romance, such as characters arguing about which boy is cuter etc, but overall I think this movie is great and I would definetly watch more Monster High movies in the nearby future.

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For existing fans of the dolls, this movie at least provides a somewhat amusing story to follow. These monsters have a similar look to the Bratz -- they have huge doe-eyed, prettily glossed lips and shadowed eyes, and fashionista figures -- but they also have the more interesting twist of being monsters. Because the characters are teenagers, they tend to be focused on adolescent issues like romance and friendship drama, so this movie's plot is really for upper elementary. The plot, at least, is actually pretty funny, as it clearly spoofs on real pop culture, like the Twilight craze and the fervor with which fans debate which suitor they support in fictional love triangles.

But the overarching story about Draculaura's search for the real vampire heir may not interest kids as much as the silly debate between the girls back at school about who is the hotter Veronica Van Camp boyfriend -- Edweird of Alucord. Because of the way the girls fight and get upset over their celebrity crushes, it's hard to recommend this for young girls who really shouldn't be concerned with boyfriends and celebrity romances yet

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