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New Barbie Film

Probably the most extremely anticipated movie of the yr is lastly right here! The brand new Barbie film is a campy candy-coloured comedy with a star-studded forged and a popstar-packed soundtrack. Margot Robbie is the proper Barbie whereas Ryan Gosling steals the present as Ken, with maybe his finest efficiency of the final decade. The spectacular musical lineup options chart-toppers like Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, and Billie Eilish.

Oscar-nominated author/director Greta Gerwig is thought for her feminist reimagining’s (Little Ladies) and coming-of-age plotlines (Girl Chicken) and the brand new Barbie film is in line with her distinctive model. Barbie is totally conscious of itself; providing critiques on the patriarchy, poisonous masculinity, and gender roles, and it’s wrapped up neatly with a pink bow.

The movie follows Barbie and Ken on a journey of self-discovery as they depart the intense pink, dreamlike utopia that’s Barbie Land and go to the actual world, the place they’re confronted with the cruel realities of life.

Supply: Barbie The Film on Instagram

Aside from its apparent visible enchantment, Barbie’s satirical humour is on level, with the movie continually serving its viewers punchy one-liners that poke enjoyable on the extra controversial elements of the Barbie enterprise.

There’s a entire lot of coronary heart to the brand new Barbie film, regardless of its silliness. Barbie has lots to say about girlhood, womanhood, and motherhood. The collective expertise of watching this movie in a cinema full of ladies, all wearing pink, as we laughed and cried collectively, was positively a therapeutic one for my internal youngster.

Though Barbie could also be destined for divisive evaluations, its central message of self-love is honest and lingers lengthy after the credit roll. Barbie’s a Ken out of Ken!

The brand new Barbie film is out now. Go to the official web site.

Holly Gambles

Reviewed by Holly Gambles
Holly is a 4th yr undergraduate pupil finding out a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Gender Research and a Bachelor of Media on the College of Adelaide. A social activist for gender and race points, Holly is all the time advocating for equality. See extra from Holly right here, Breaking the Binary: Genderless Style.

Featured Picture Credit score: Warner Bros


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