Like last year's Beerfest, I thought Bratz would examine the food and drink of the German leisure class. Apparently not.
Saturday morning: I'm sitting in an audience of young fans who were thrilled to be among the first to see a long-awaited movie based on a series of toys. Why did this sound familiar? Oh yeah, I did this last month with Transformers.
I don't know much about the Bratz line of dolls -- something about how they give young girls a racy impression of how they should dress -- but the movie was fairly tame. In a high school that enforces cliques in an effort to keep everyone in their place, four freshmen with disparate interests try and fail to stay together. They reunite with the intention of rebelling against the queen bee (pictured above, right).
As you can imagine, there are shades of Mean Girls and John Tucker Must Die, but nothing resembling the edginess of Heathers. And while there were plenty of makeover moments, the filmmakers missed out by not giving us a makeover montage (montage!).
I don't really know what else to say.