Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
In this original fairy-tale movie, Barbie takes flight as a princess who escapes the clutches of an evil wizard, explores the wonders of Cloud Kingdom and teams with a magnificent winged horse to break the spells that imprisoned her family.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there are some dark fantasy elements and scenes of threats and peril in this Barbie movie. Aidan fights a griffin and is tossed over a cliff and left for dead. Wenlock mistreats women and turns the inhabitants of a village to stone. And, contrary to the title, there's no character named Pegasus in this movie -- although there are flying horses.
- Sexual Content
- Barbie gets extra dolled up when Aidan shows interest in her; she also apparently feels comfortable wearing a spaghetti strap dress in the dead of winter.
- For a Barbie movie, there are a number of threatening and perilous scenes. Wenlock the Wizard turns Annika's family to stone and later buries Annika in an avalanche of snow. He threatens Annika and her sister when they refuse to marry him. He also calls his wives "annoying" and has turned them into ogres. There are also perilous falls from great heights.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Themes of guys saving girls and girls having no choice about who they get to marry are dominant here. "Maybe this time I'll have a wife who doesn't disappoint me," says evil wizard Wenlock to Annika (Barbie). This subtext -- that women can be threatened into marriage and then turned into virtual slaves -- sets a queasy tone for this Barbie fantasy. Granted, Barbie generally behaves in a defiant manner when confronted by any threats, but Wenlock's comments makes about how "annoying" she and his wives are wander into the realm of domestic quarrel.
- Lots of product tie-ins. This is a Barbie vehicle, after all. A character purposefully places charms on a horse's mane -- which kids will also want to do when they see the winged horse and the jewels on the shelves of the store.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it