Barbie and the Diamond Castle
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It begins with Barbie and Teresa practicing a guitar duet when a smaller girl bursts in having just had a terrible row with her best friend. Barbie starts to tell her a story of two friends who were put in great danger because each thought her friend had betrayed her, but their friendship won out in the end ...
The friends concerned, Liana and Alexa, share everything, including their love of music. One day they are given a magic mirror - and find a girl, Melody, magically hiding inside it.
Melody is an apprentice to the three muses who use the magical "Diamond castle" to inspire and spread music through the land. Unfortunately one of the muses, Lydia, wants to be the sole ruler of music. With the aid of her magical flute and an evil winged serpent called Slider, Lydia has turned her fellow muses to stone. Melody has the secret key to the Diamond castle, so Lydia and Slider are searching for her.
Alexa and Liana set out to help Melody rescue the petrified muses and overthrow Lydia - they will face dangers and deception along the way.
The story is one of friendship rather than romance, but "Ken" makes an appearance as Ian and Jeremy, a pair of rascally but warm-hearted twins who are travelling musicians. Ian and Jeremy share the role of comic relief with two adorable puppies, Sparkles and Lily: the twins have been given some quite amusing dialogue with plenty of ironic banter, probably intended to keep adults who are watching the film with their offspring amused.Read more ›
And then there's the symbolism that fair is pure and dark is flawed - which maybe I'm particularly bugged by because I'm brunette - but why does it always have to be the darker beauty who is led into temptation and the fair one is virtuous?! Nothing against being fair, truly it's all beautiful; I would just like a little more randomness to the heroine's traits! (Not that I should expect this in a Barbie movie, but when they marketed they were best friends, dark and fair, I thought perhaps both would equally be heroines and there wouldn't be a "better" one!) Of course it's the reverse with the guys, as if "dark" were the only definition of handsome! We're still a far way from celebrating diversity of all kinds.
1. The movie starts off with a friend that had a fight and calls her friend a "backstabber." My young girls might have small quarrels with their friends but already this seemed too mature for them. All they really want is singing and dancing at this age!
2. Their garden is ruined by a big storm, this threw my 3 year old who is scared of lightning into a tizzy. Then their house gets burned down. This happens to be my 6 year olds biggest fear.
3. They go to a restaurant in a village where everyone is throwing food at each other and yelling. They get a job singing because the boys who were supposed to show up don't keep there commitment. The girls hook up with these two "rascals" as the movie refers to them. No thanks. My girls don't need any help thinking hooking up with guys who are rascals is ok. By the way my daughters have a very committed stable dad who is always there so this is not from a chip on my shoulder.
5. At one point one of the girls almost walks off a cliff to her death when she is under the spell of the evil scorcerer. It had a weird feeling because the girl had no control over her self. Very weird concept for a 3 or 6 year old.
4. To get to the end where everything "works out" you have to go through alot of dark scary scenes where my girls were jumping up and down running around scared.
Having said all of that, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and quite a few other girl movie are not with out their scary, evil moments.
But, this seemed WAY too mature for my girls.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Seller sent the wrong item, and couldn't refill the order. Very disappointed. They did a refund but would rather have had the item.Published 6 days ago by Southernmommaof2
Replaced this movie . Love this version watch it monthly with grand daughter.Published 2 months ago by nanna BB
My girls loved it! (I could live without Barbie movies, but keeping the kids happy is worth a $5 DVD!)
I was a bit bugged that it came in the case loose. Read more
These videos are always great. Beautiful colors for the great message! Definitely worth the moneyPublished 3 months ago by Erin Freeman
Great movie, my 5 year old daughter was enthralled thru the whole thing!Published 4 months ago by chy
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