The other day while watching TV, a horrifying commercial came on: an advertisement for Barbie and The Three Musketeers.
I kid you not.
The technicolor world of Barbie just doesn’t mesh with the political intrigue of Dumas’ original work. I’m sure its stock full of girl power and all that jazz, but really? Do you really need to change a work of literature to bend it to Barbie’s ways?
Fortunately, the plot sounds completely different from the book. I wonder how Barbie would tackle Richelieu. In this world, would he wear a florescent pink robe and try to steal all the kittens?
I’m not sure how I stand on the whole “murdering retelling classics for the sake of our children” thing. I grew up watching Wishbone, which I adored, but I see that as a little different. Wishbone kept as faithfully to the stories as a thirty minute kids’ program could (with a talking dog to boot!), but this program really stood for getting kids to read the classics by introducing them in such a way that they were relatable.
View at own discretion. I advise not.
9 thoughts on “Why Alexander Dumas is Ready to Rise from the Dead.”
Holy mother of…..
Have lost all sanity?
Yes, it is, but I thank Eris and all her twisted sisters that I don’t have any daughters who might try to persuade me to let them watch this tripe.
And what’s Milady de Winter? Chopped liver?
She didn’t have a musket or a pony.
Words fail me.
Surely no judged could convict if we found who is responsible for this travesty and ‘had words’ with them.
If I was on the jury, I’d vote to acquit. But I’d rather be among the defendants. I have a nice tire iron; it was autographed by Tonya Harding.