After months of excessive promotion, the Barbie movie is finally coming to the big screen and we know what you’re thinking. Does the Barbie movie live up to expectations?
Well I guess that depends on your expectations. I personally went into the theater with zero expectations. In fact, I was worried that it was going to be a real bad smell. I suggest you do the same. Anytime you go into something with low expectations, you are usually pleasantly surprised. And with all the hoopla surrounding this movie, you don’t want to prepare yourself for a Barbie bummer.
Spilling the tea in The Barbie Movie
Don’t worry, I’m not going to reveal too much here. I want you to be as surprised as I am with the whole Barbie thing. But I will say this: It’s a very funny movie with a real world message that hits home.
I love all the nostalgia and seeing Barbie Land come to life. But what I love the most is Ryan Gosling. I haven’t loved him that much since The notebook. That’s not to say he hasn’t enjoyed his other projects. But he’s so charming and makes my heart race a little like “just Ken.” While the person sitting next to me in the theater said that he could have done without the singing, I loved the singing. Give me, give me more! Fingers crossed there’s a sequel, and it’s themed around Barbie and the Rockers.
Will you love the Barbie movie? I can’t promise you that. But in my humble opinion, it’s worth the price of admission. It may not be worth buying from the hundreds of brands that did. promotional alliances with Mattel. That being said, I bought pink Barbie reefs, a bathing suit, nail polishpieces of the kendra scott jewelry line, and even a lipstick bag. What can I say, I’m back in my Barbie era.
One last note, if you are thinking of taking the kids to see this movie, I do not recommend it. It’s not that it’s inappropriate. I think they will get bored because they won’t understand.
You can see Barbie The Movie only in theaters, officially starting July 21, though advance screenings are available in many theaters starting Thursday, July 20.
Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.