Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 DVD, Review
by EJ on 04/12/12
These days, Barbie is a
competitive surfer who leads a double life as a mermaid named Merliah.
Although my girls have not seen the original A Mermaid Tale, they had no trouble
getting hooked on the plot of A Mermaid Tale 2
Barbie. In this movie, Merliah (Barbie) is a mermaid princess whose mother's
special powers allow Merliah to transform from a human to a mermaid and
vice versa. Caught between her passion for surfing and her responsibilities to
Oceana, her underwater kingdom, Merliah must stop the evil mermaid Eris with the
help of her ocean animal friends.
Little girls love mermaids - I know I
did and secretly still do. I had my own mermaid Barbie or two at some point in
my childhood and my oldest, KM discovered Merliah the doll last fall. She also
has the dolphin character and the sea turtle. When Mattel sent the girls A
Mermaid Tale 2, it was a welcome addition to their Merliah collection.
The themes of
friendship and working together for the greater good are very present in A
Mermaid Tale 2 and easily accessible to children. As the adult watching the
movie, I can't say it was my favorite film of the year but the girls (and even
my oldest boy) watched intently. Watch a preview of A Mermaid Tale 2
!EJ of Four Little Monsters Blog received one copy of the
DVD A Mermaid Tale 2, provided by Mattel, for the purpose of this review. No
monetary compensation was given and all opinions belong to the blogger.