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বার্বি রাজহাঁস Lake is nostalgic bliss. It has a very sweet and timeless nature that still makes it enjoyable to me over ten years later (even if the অ্যানিমেশন has dated slightly).

The mystical atmosphere in this movie is incredible and is দ্বারা far my favourite aspect. Everything from the music, to the dancing, to the পরী and the এনচ্যান্টেড Forest is mysterious and interesting. Some of it is slightly weird (like Lila and the troll) but in a good way. Sure, some of the characters are strange but they are never unlikeable.

The characters also have their strengths. Odette, in particular, stands out for her grace and her eventually bravery. Her courage comes from goodness and wanting to do the right thing, which I think teaches an important moral about bravery. She's kind and caring and willing to help strangers, even if she is naturally shy অথবা introverted. I do have one complaint, which is that she feels a little like a Clara rehash, but that is a minor thing.



Perhaps I would have liked to see আরো about her family. The baker (her father) and her sister get very little screen time (maybe because the focus was on Daniel's family instead). Marie is really interesting! She's adventurous and an adrenaline-junkie, who loves to dance. With her courageous nature, she could easily play a role in the climatic battle against Rothbart. Again, this is something of a nitpick.

The Fairy কুইন and all the other magical creatures are really engaging. The কুইন is wise and gentle, but not all-powerful - which makes her character a lot আরো interesting to watch. She is one of my personal favourite mentor figures in a বার্বি movie. The other পরী are cute and I really প্রণয় Lila. Lila is spunky but completely lovable.



In addition, I like the romance. আপনি could argue it is underdeveloped, but I think the connection between Daniel and Odette is clear. I প্রণয় their candlelit ডিনার and their wedding was the stuff of fairytales (literally, I suppose).

As mentioned earlier, the অ্যানিমেশন is a little clunky. The one thing the third generation does better than the majority of the সেকেন্ড generation is breathtaking animation. The colours in রাজহাঁস Lake always seem too dark and too earthy. However, I still think all the animated dance scenes in the movie are stunning.



In terms of villains, Rothbart is a little two-dimensional and his daughter is আরো so. That being said, he is still genuinely threatening and entertaining to watch. I would really like a prequel featuring him and the Fairy কুইন as children, but I guess I'm just going to have to be satisfied দ্বারা the small exposition sequence in the movie.

Overall, despite the strangeness of some things, this movie is magical. It embodies everything I প্রণয় about the সেকেন্ড generation.