I watched Barbie as the Island Princess
sunday. I thought the movie was kind of fun and cute ( even though I think it would have been even more fun if they didn't treated children as idiots, but they aren't the only ones to do that ). But I couldn't help but wonder about a few things:
-How come the main character is wearing make up?
-Correct me if I'm wrong, but if someone was stuck on a desert island with animals for ten years, since s/he was six years old, without memory, wouldn't s/he have a few issues on communicating? And one wonders if said person would still remember that s/he had to wear clothes?
-From where the hell did they get that dress and the sparkles?
-Why the prince thought the main character would be able to read his leter? It's not like she ever went to school or had a tutor. And even if she did, I think she would be able to read as much as a six years old: only really short sentences.
-I think kids are able to recognize when a character is being evil, even if he or she is pretty and wearing white. I don't think they need to be so obvious. I think it would be good teaching kids that sometimes, appareances can decieve and that a sweet looking, nice person can be a complete jerk.
-Rosella was likeable, yes. But she made my Sue-O-Meter go boom.
-I would complain about the character accepting going to the princes' kingdom right away, but then again, it's not like she would know that it could be dangerous.
And phear, for my thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be coming shortly. I just got that book! I'm nearly finished with it.