During weekends, if we can help it, we prefer not to hang out in the malls. Crowded places and the challenge of looking for a parking spot is not really our thing. So if we’re back home in the afternoons on a weekend, we like to kick back with a siesta and just relax…well, the adults anyway. The kids? They love catching a movie on the telly…and just last weekend, we had the perfect one for this purpose. 🙂
Who’s up for “Frights, Cameras, Action!”, the latest adventure movie from the Monster High ghouls? Well my kids certainly were! To be honest, it was our first time being exposed to Monster High and it was certainly an extraordinary experience! Err…actually since it’s a Monster High thing, it’s called a boovie rather than a movie…
Yeah, that’s the unique thing about Monster High. It changes ordinary words to make new ones that reflect ghouls, monsters, scary stuff…you get the idea. Takes a bit of getting used to though, but it’s all in great fun.
Before you think this is a scary movie that is unsuitable for kids, I beg to differ. True, it’s about ghouls, but these are cool ghouls and aren’t scary at all. By the way, girls are referred to as ghouls in Monster High terminology. The Monster High dolls are inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror and thriller fiction, which makes them different from your normal fashion dolls in the market.
I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about the boovie proper, but halfway through, I realise it was all really entertaining fun. My daughter especially enjoyed the boovie because she had the Draculaura doll with her too, who was the main character. We did run into a minor issue with the packaging of the Draculaura doll though; the plastic packaging thread was sewn through the doll’s head and affixed to the packaging box, hence when we tried to remove the plastic packaging thread, some part of it still remained intact in the doll’s head. It would be great if this issue could be addressed.
As for the boovie, I’m not going to reveal any spoilers but I will just say that this is a colorful adventure that takes the Monster High ghouls around the world; from Londoom to New Goreleans to Hauntlywood (see what I mean about the words used?), “Frights, Cameras, Action!” is a light-hearted, entertaining show for all to enjoy. Of course, being a kids boovie, don’t expect strange plots and twists. Just watch it for the fun of it, and treat it as a perfect time to spend with the kids.
I asked my kids to give me their honest opinions on the boovie. My 8-year old son rates the boovie 5-stars because he says “the scenes are very realistic and I like it that they refer to actual places in the world.” My 5-year-old daughter rates it 5-stars too because “it is an exciting show with a happy ending”! We all know kids’ opinions can be trusted, yes?
The Monster High ghouls are now available at all major toy retailers and department stores. The “Frights, Cameras, Action!” DVD boovie can be found in major video stores.
(Note: For the purpose of this review, I was provided with a copy of the “Frights, Cameras, Action!” DVD and a Monster High doll)