After months of excessive promotion, the Barbie movie is finally hitting the big screen and we know what you’re thinking. Does the Barbie movie live up to the hype?
Well, I guess that depends on your expectation. I personally went in to the theater with zero expectation. In fact, I was worried it was going to be a real stinker. I suggest you do the same. Anytime you go into anything with low expectations, you’re usually pleasantly surprised. And with all the hype surrounding this film, you don’t want to set yourself up for a Barbie bummer.
Spilling the Tea on The Barbie Movie
Don’t worry, I’m not going to give too much away here. I want you to be as surprised as I was by everything Barbie. But I will say this: it’s a really fun film with a real world message that hits home.
I absolutely love all the nostalgia and seeing Barbie Land come to life. But what I love most is Ryan Gosling. I have not loved him this much since The Notebook. That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed his other projects. But he’s just so darn endearing and he makes my heart skip a little beat as “just Ken.” While the person sitting next to me in the theater said she could’ve done without the singing, I freaking adored the singing. Gimme gimme more! Fingers crossed that there’s a sequel, and it’s Barbie and the Rockers themed.
Will you love the Barbie movie? I can’t promise you that. But in my humble opinion, it’s worth the ticket price. It just might not be worth buying into the hundreds of brands that did promotional partnerships with Mattel. That being said, I bought Barbie pink Reefs, a bathing suit, nail polish, pieces from the Kendra Scott jewelry line, and even a lipstick purse. What can I say, I’m in my Barbie era.
One last note, if you’re thinking of taking kids to this movie, I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s not that it’s inappropriate. I just think they’ll be bored because they aren’t gonna get it.
You can see Barbie The Movie only in theaters, officially starting July 21, though early screenings are available in many theaters starting on Thursday, July 20.
Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.