Not having kids myself, I don't usually veer into kid's movie territory or take much notice of these kinds of flicks. Although, in this case I can make an exception as I'm assured by the daughters of a couple of my friends that The Bratz "rule!" So, here we are. Previously, I did verge a little bit into dolls-made-into-a-feature-film territory when I told you that veteran actor John Voight had somewhat inexplicably joined the cast of The Bratz movie. Then, my esteemed colleague Scott Weinberg clued you in on a trailer for the film that recently appeared online.

Now, thanks to the site Movies Online, we have a pic from the movie to help your kids get excited for its release. But wait, its not just any old picture of something unimportant. Instead, its a pic of the actual Bratz themselves: Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), Jade (Janel Parrish), Sasha (Logan Browning) and Cloe (Skyler Shaye) walking the pre-teen gauntlet at Cary Nation High. Smiling as they go, they prove once and for all that style, personality, talent and fashion sense can make any situation work out for the best. In the pic, they look like nice girls but I don't really understand what all the fuss is about. Maybe the whole Bratz phenomenon is lost on me?

I thought the most popular dolls these days were from the giant gorilla in the room known as the American Girl store. Still, a movie that supposedly teaches girls to be self-reliant, stand up for what they believe in and celebrate diversity can't be all bad, can it? Even if the film's title teaches bad spelling, as my college Mr. Weinberg rightfully points out, a film that helps kids feel ok about being different might be able to overcome that one fault and end up a positive experience. That is, if it only has one fault -- which, given Hollywood's track record, is doubtful. I guess we'll find out when the film opens August 10th.
categories Movies, Cinematical