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Walter P. Martishius,
Tabitha St. Germain
While not the best Barbie movie, it is very entertaining and has a sense of fun
At 17, I know I am a little old for Barbie movies, but there are a vast majority I have enjoyed. I am very fond of Barbie in the Nutcracker which is my personal favourite, and liked Rapunzel and Swan Lake. While Musketeers isn't the best of the movies, and I am not sure what Alexandre Dumas would make of it, it is entertaining and has a sense of fun. True, some of the dialogue is a little ropey(although I loved "we're here to save the prince not date him") and there are one or two slow moments in the plot. However, the animation, while not as stunning as the animation in Nutcracker, is colourful and overall the film is lovely to watch. The soundtrack is lovely with its highly memorable "All for one, and one for all", showing the importance of standing together, and the four female protagonists are very appealing. Plus the little kitten is very cute, and Phillippe is a convincing enough lead villain. The voice acting is most impressive; Kelly Sheridan makes Corrine daring, brave and resourceful, and that was lovely to see. Tim Curry, as always,(he very rarely puts a foot wrong, and I would like him to get more recognition than he's getting at the moment) is superb as the voice of Phillippe, with his velvety voice and swatty laugh, he was perfect as the villain. What a genius the casting director is for casting him, and anyone who saw Nutcracker will know he was the voice of the Mouse King, and he was terrific as that character too. All in all, while bearing little resemblance to the Dumas classic, this is still a hugely enjoyable animated film, and I do hope it gets a higher IMDb rating than it's got at the moment. Then again, it is early days, but let's keep our fingers crossed. Preschoolers will definitely love it. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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