A day or so later, I pulled out the movie and showed it to them. Miss K immediately yelled “Mom! That’s Connective!”
Miss K: “No. Connective! You know… connective.”
Miss K (now frustrated): “Noooh Mooomm. Connective.”
When it finally came time to watch the movie, the girls were very excited. They created a movie theater bench out of their plastic chairs, complete with pillow for cushioning. Then sat mesmerized as they watched the movie. When the song “Connected” came on, Miss K yelled “See Mom! Connective!” Oohhh. 4 year old translation issues on my part.
As for the movie itself – The two main characters are best friends and go on an adventure to help find the Diamond Castle that has been hidden to keep it out of the hands of the evil villain. Sometimes kids shows have a very subtle message or no message at all, but “Barbie and the Diamond Castle” was a great story with depth and great characters – both good and evil. The book gave a good outline but the movie really brought it all together.
“Barbie and the Diamond Castle” is a fun movie with a full line of supporting toys, including the themed Barbies, Diamond Castle Playset, Glimmer the “Flying” Horse, Sparkle Pets, Little Learner Laptop and even party supplies. The DVD would make a great Christmas gift for any Barbie or princess fan on your list and the related toys would help carry the movie into their regular imaginary play. Santa won’t run out of ideas when working on that list.
My girls loved watching it and we all enjoyed listening to fun music throughout. I want to say thanks to Mom Central for this very sweet movie and the opportunity to share it with my kids!