I am one of those Moms who was NOT going to have Barbie dolls in her home. My daughters were going to play
with trains and cars and dolls, and good, healthy toys.
Then Zoe learned to talk, and my opinion had to be balanced by hers.
So, I was pleasantly surprised to watch Barbie and The Three Musketeers with Zoe and Noa a couple days ago.
It is not a great movie, by any means, but, Barbie and the other female leads are strong women. Yes, they still
have impossible body proportions and swing their hips like they are trying to shake off a bee attack, but they also
learn to fight and defeat opponents!
And, joy of joy, at the end, the Prince-turned-King, asks Barbie to take a balloon ride with him, and she tells him
she has to go off on Musketeer business, maybe some other time for the balloon ride. It was enough to make
So, if you have kids who are Barbie lovers and you remember the days of the talking Barbie Doll that said, “Math
is tough. Party dresses are fun.” you can feel safer about this movie.