Barbie: Starlight Adventure
For some reason I wrote down notes while watching one of the latest Barbie movie with Space Elsa and I did not want to throw them away so her we go. :P CONTAINS SPOILERS!!
- Visually stunning! Galaxy imagery is always pretty, but this movie is really colorful and absolutely beautiful. (* w *)
- Barbie looks and acts like a 17 year old and that is good (in most of her movies she appears to be in her twenties, especially the older ones).
- Barbies´ snort laugh! <3
- Sal-Lee´s hair! <3<3
- Scene were a robot steals the prince´s popcorn.
- Leo´s constant need for food in general is actually really funny.
- I may prefer fantasy, but it´s very refreshing to see Barbie in a sci-fi adventure for once.
- All the teens are super smart and talented in their own way. They can handle technology and spaceships without any problem, which reflects well on our youngest generations that are growing up in the technological age.
- Barbie isn’t treated differently based on sexist shit, which has always been a good trait in her movies ((Well, at least most of the time… *cough* Barbie and the Three Musketeers *cough*)).
- I like that the king isn’t a bad guy like you first assume.
- Unnecessary narrator is unnecessary.
- Barbie is called Barbie in this. This messes up canon lore soon much!!
- The characters say stuff without any reason. They jump from topic to topic in an unnatural way. And it´s not a character thing, just bad writing.
- The reuse of the same 3D bases for the main characters is more distracting than ever (CLONES!!). And because of this I head-cannon that Leo is Barbie´s long lost brother. YOU CAN´T STOP ME!!
- The songs feel really out of place. It´s not that the songs aren’t good, it´s the audio itself. It feels and sounds as if Barbie isnt really singing, that somebody muted her and put on iTunes.
- Why doesnt the prince have any powers? :,(
- The sisters´ telepathy skills are introduced, used like once or twice and then are never seen again. Just a waist of script pages.
- Since there is no villain or antagonist of any kind there isnt anything really standing in Barbie´s way. There isnt even an element of “You must change in order to overcome your own weakness” or anything like that.
- The main plot line (save the stars) does not come with any sense of urgency. There is no countdown, and we dont even know what will happen IF the stars die (they litteraly only say the it would be “bad”). And even when the stars DID go out at the end, it did not seem to matter that much. People were just a little sad.
- That damn deus ex machine ending twist. It had me literally swearing. It was pretty thou.
- Barbie is special and that snow-flakyness saves the day. Been there, done that.