Hey BM fans I am back with another weird yet important article…I know I know you all gonna think “How the hell it’s important?” but it IS indeed important, as time is passing by there are things which are changing in BM some of them are good and some aren’t good so I will post my views in parts. Here is the first part where I would like to tell you my views on improvement of plots. In the next part will I will include improvements in characters, staring voices/songs and sequels.
Improvements in Plot
Modern Princess World
Barbie movies are getting modern as time is passing, and the major reason they (Mattel) is doing so is to attract younger generation towards it, unfortunately Mattel thinks that only toddlers and kids of age 8-14 watch their films which is totally wrong there are many teenagers who watch BM in fact many guys too so I hope they’ll get this thing in their head asap.
Nowadays Mattel is setting stories in modern age and they mix classical plots with modern ones. Which is not so bad but the way they are doing so is really worst. They aren’t able to manage mixing of both royal and modern world properly as you can see in Secret Door, Alexa is modern day princess who’s lost in her own world except huge royal castle in the movie there wasn’t anything which could make one feel that she’s in a ‘Princess World” I liked the way they showed the same thing in PCS but in this movie it was a huge mistake they did, there weren’t many people around the castle, the king and queen weren’t shown as much as it was needed, the royal dance teacher wasn’t strict he was rather funny and that was kinda awkward for me.
"The movie failed in showing us the new modern Royal world in right way"
The stories are always based on ‘Princesses” nowadays not on Barbie used to Iove the way they showed Barbie narrating the story or some adventurous plot as Fairytopia series. Fairytopia was amazing movie with strong plot revolving around a girl who was shy in the beginning and then gain confidence and saved her world. Nowadays in movie protagonist is always under confidence and don’t gain any courage until end of the movie. I mean how can suddenly a girl get confidence without support or anything? There’s no role of friendship in new movies which is sad. I missed how Mattel used to give friendship a important role now they only show 2 faces as friends and those too for some comedy, is it all we need? I feel sad for that. We had some amazing friendship stories like that of DC, PCS,3M how come they forget such an important thing?
"Mattel no longer show a strong friendship bond in movies"
There’s no twist in movies like not even a bit! The main reason I am losing interest from movies.
"Some character really made story fun to watch but nowadays we are not able to see those types of characters"
The best twist was in PCS where Delancy made story more amazing. And in Fairytopia Magic of Rainbow, I couldn’t realize that it’s not real Sunburst until it was told in the movie which is amazing indeed.The villains nowadays are too weak and too easy to beat remember how Laverna always used to recover and take revenge from Elina? I loved her spirirt but it's no longer in present days villain. I miss those old bitchy villains.
"Villains in modern movies are too easy to beat'
There are many other things which need to be improved and I will mention it in next part cause I don’t have much time to write more now.
"I miss how Barbie narrated stories"