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Barbie returns in Mermaid Tale 2 as the beautiful surfing mermaid, Merliah Summers. Merliah is going to Australia for the ultimate surfing competition with her friends both human and sea. Things are looking up for Merliah until the evil mermaid Eris returns to try and take over the throne again. Its up to Merliah to stop Eris and save the beautiful mer-world of Oceana. As Merliah races the clock to save her mother's kingdom and finish the big surfing competition , Merliah learns anything is possible and that her love for both worlds land and sea are what brings out the best. Kelly Sheridan is back as the voice of the beautiful surfing Princess Merliah Summers.Written by
Despite being 20, I do get pleasure watching the Barbie movies. They are cute and fun, even they are on the corny side sometimes. I enjoyed the first Mermaid Tale movie, and was expecting similar for this sequel. And on the whole I got that. It could've been longer perhaps, the story does take time to get going and I personally could've done without the fish puns(Karate Squid and Raiders of the Lost Corp). However, the story on the whole is sweet with a nice message, getting even better with the chemistry between Merliah and Kylie, and the stunts are neatly done. The characters are nothing new compared to other Barbie movies, but Merliah and Kylie are likable with a but of sass and Eris is an effective enough villainess. The supporting characters are also very cute. The voice work is solid, with Kathaleen Barr doing a great job as Eris, and Kelly Sheridan getting better every time. I liked best of all the soundtrack, which is catchy with some whimsical moments as well, and the bright and colourful animation. Overall, sweet and entertaining, a good, if not great, movie. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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