So the movie technically takes place on a small fictitious island, ruled by a fictitious monarchy. The King, a European man, had married an Asian woman, and he has since passed away. But the Island is located off the cost of Denmark, and is most likely inside Danish waters, or perhaps German - and here is what has me confused. Denmark is a small kingdom, we still have monarch, and we had a prince whom married a Chinese women back in the 90s.
So was this movie originally just supposed to be set in Denmark, or what happened? Also, why does literally no one in this movie look like they are actually from this geographical region. I don't see a single blond kid in the movie.
I am totally fine with the multi-ethnic cast, and I don't mind that it borrows from reality - I just don't understand why?
If you want to teach kids about Denmark and it's monarchy then set it in Denmark. If you wan't to make a movie where everyone looks American high school students, then maybe set the movie in America or of the coast of Florida or something.
It's really no wonder Americans don't know anything about Europe, when this much effort is put into confusing children.
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