If a film has garnered media attention in a summer of film flops and box office disappointments, it’s the film that Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig directed and co-wrote (Lady Bird, little woman). But after so many conversations among moviegoers, here comes the moment of truth and we discover what Barbie Land really offers us. Is everything rosy? With the world premiere this Sunday evening in Los Angeles, we already have the first reactions Barbie.
In this film, Magot Robbie plays a Barbie enjoying a seemingly perfect life in a vibrant world full of other Barbies of different ethnicities and backgrounds. But one day, she begins to question her own existence and mortality, leading her to embark on a journey into the real world with her inseparable companion, Ken (Ryan Gosling). This event, of course, frightens executives mattelwho want to force them to “go back to their box” as soon as possible.
Will it be a balm for Warner after so many back-to-back setbacks with him? blockbusters? Are they starting the ambitious plan for dozens of adjustments on the right track? live action of Mattel toys? Were Robbie and Gosling the perfect cast? This is what the first reactions from say Barbie:
Katcy Stephan from diversity:
#Barbie is perfection. Greta Gerwig delivers a nuanced commentary on what it means to be a woman in a quirky, wonderful and laugh-out-loud hilarious romp. The entire cast shines, particularly Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in roles they were clearly born to play. 🎀
—Katcy Stephan (@katcystephan) July 10, 2023
“Barbie it is perfection. Greta Gerwig offers a nuanced commentary on what it means to be a woman in a high-energy, whimsical, wonderful and laugh-out-loud novel. The entire cast shines, especially Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in roles they were clearly born to do.”
Joseph lid Meier of screen rant:
#Barbie surprised me and I mean that in the best sense. It’s funny, bombastic and very clever. Greta Gerwig aims for the fences and hits a home run. Margot Robbie’s performance is great & @Ryan Gosling & @SimuLiu are pure entertainment! The entire cast is brilliant! pic.twitter.com/oXH965aUIF
—Joseph Deckelmeier (@joedeckelmeier) July 10, 2023
“Barbie It surprised me and I mean that in the best sense. She is funny, bombastic and very intelligent. Greta Gerwig points to the stands and hits a home run. Margot Robbie’s performance is great and Ryan Gosling and Simu Liu are pure entertainment! The entire cast is brilliant!”
Jamie Jirak from comicbook.com:
I can’t officially leave Twitter until I tell you all this #Barbie is currently my favorite film of the year. Greta Gerwig somehow exceeded my expectations. She is so wonderful at addressing the positives and negatives of Barbie. Give Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination, I’m dead serious!
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) July 10, 2023
“I can’t officially leave Twitter before I tell you this Barbie It’s currently my favorite film of the year. Greta Gerwig somehow exceeded my expectations. It beautifully addresses both the positive and negative aspects of Barbie. Give Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination, I’m serious!”
Perri Nemiroff, from colliders:
In total, #Barbie isn’t quite the hit I was hoping for, or I think it needs to be given some consideration for the issues it raises, but it’s still a well-made, bold film with a VERY strong voice and vision that draws me in often made you think: HOW does this film exist? And right there it is almost… pic.twitter.com/b0LxUfdInq
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) July 10, 2023
“I have seen Barbie! The craft is amazing. The costume and production design, in particular, involves work of the highest caliber that goes a long way towards creating the feeling that these are actually Barbies, whose dream homes and worlds are brought to life.
As for the story, I’m a bit more mixed. I think the film fits particularly well with Margot Robbie’s Barbie and her journey, but there are other characters who are going through big storylines and needed more screen time to fully immerse themselves and explore.
Overall it’s not quite the hit I was hoping for, at least considering the issues it raises, but it’s still a brave, well-crafted film with a VERY strong voice and vision. One that made me often wonder: HOW does this film exist? And there is almost always a quality in a film that will convince me.
Sharronda Williams of Pay or wait:
wavering between camp #Barbie From the film we expected a sometimes overly intrusive social commentary on society, deviating from important subplots and character development. The production and costume design are stunning, but overall I would have liked a little more from the film.
— Sharronda Williams (@payorwait) July 10, 2023
“Barbie is funny, genuine and quite frankly a lot of fun. Ryan Gosling is a scene stealer who gets the most laughs, while Margot Robbie’s heartfelt performance will touch your heart. While I enjoyed the film for the most part, the script feels bloated at times, vacillating between the cheesy film we expected and overly direct social commentary that mars important subplots and character development. The production and costume design are impressive, but overall I wanted to see more of the film.”
Eze tree from media this week:
#Barbie is a triumph. An absolutely perfect screenplay, backed by superb performances – particularly from Ryan Gosling – transforms a simple studio comedy into a sharp commentary on our society, making its nuances palatable to those who might not take them at face value. GG is 3/3. pic.twitter.com/MIVRtkmtbd
— Eze (@EzeBaum) July 10, 2023
“Barbie it is a triumph. An absolutely perfect screenplay, backed by superb performances, particularly from Ryan Gosling, transforms a simple studio comedy into a sharp commentary on our society, making its nuances palatable to those who don’t take it at face value. . Greta Gerwig is 3 out of 3″.
Carla Renata, out The Curvy Film Critic:
I saw #BarbieTheMovie and Greta Gerwig totally captivated me, as did the production design, costumes, hair and makeup! I lived for the dance routines directed by Simu Liu! It’s over the top fun with a feminist twist😜💗 #BarbieMovie pic.twitter.com/tL7vaUsqT4
— Carla Renata (@TheCurvyCritic) July 10, 2023
“Seen Barbie and Greta Gerwig left everything to my feelings, as well as the production design, the costumes, the hair and the make-up. I live for dance numbers directed by Simu Liu! It’s great fun with a feminist twist.”
Here are more reactions from other independent critics: influencers and special guests:
#BarbieMovie / #BarbieTheMovie is everything you would not expect. It peels off the superficial doll we’ve all grown up with while showing that Ken is more than just an asset and figuring out his identity. pic.twitter.com/585UL4nOTg
– Boss & CEO ✨ (@iamtycole) July 10, 2023
“Barbie It’s everything you wouldn’t expect. It reveals the layers of the superficial doll we all grew up with while showing that Ken is more than just an accessory and discovering his identity.”
Heartwarming and hilarious!
#Barbie REVIEW: Heartfelt and Hilarious! Margot Robbie’s Crown Jewels Appearance (Oscars Here We Come). It’s super fun, adorable, and magical, with a third act that will have you hooked. This isn’t just another comedy, it’s Greta Gerwig’s BEST movie of all time!! A worthy conclusion that defines what comes next pic.twitter.com/qXPM8gSiqs
— Atom (@theatomreview) July 10, 2023
“Barbie: Heartwarming and Hilarious! The Appearance of the Jewel in the Crown by Margot Robbie (Oscar, here we go). It’s super fun, adorable and magical, with a third act that will leave you stranded on the beach. This isn’t just another comedy, it’s the BEST Greta Gerwig movie ever! With a fitting ending that introduces what follows.
This is really a beautiful film that everyone can love. If you think it looks too “girly” or not, you are dead wrong. It’s amazing how universal the themes are, and it’s bound to make a splash at the box office. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!”
#Barbie It was a deeply cathartic experience. It’s about the industrialization of art/iconography that creates sensitivity, rather than individualism, and Greta tells it with so much joy and heart. I was cackling at Gosling’s Himbo Ken in one scene and crying my eyes out in the next. A classic
–ty (@DennisDuganFan) July 10, 2023
“Barbie was a deeply cathartic experience. It’s about the industrialization of art and iconography that breeds sensitivity rather than individualism, and Greta tells it with great joy and heart. I was laughing out loud at Gosling’s Ken Himbo in one scene and crying my eyes out in the next. A classic”.
The hype is real
Greta Gerwigs #Barbie is an ABSOLUTE marvel of a movie. She manages to bring so much emotion, excitement and comedy to this simple story. Her style shines bright. Margot Robbie and Goslings shine brighter than the sun, this is such a great film. The hype is REAL. pic.twitter.com/Y6cPbT7nHS
— Brian Long (@brianlo16160896) July 10, 2023
“Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is an ABSOLUTE movie marvel. She manages to bring so much emotion, excitement and comedy to this simple story. His style shines bright. Margot Robbie and Gosling shine brighter than the sun, it’s a great film. The hype is REAL.”
#Barbie is a cinematic triumph. Gerwig is at her best here, creating a film that is not only great to watch but poignant, clever and hilarious. Margot Robbie delivers a lovable and unforgettable performance, although it’s Gosling who stole every scene he’s in pic.twitter.com/IU9ZrbKlnq
—Jack (@JStepback) July 10, 2023
“Barbie It’s a cinematic triumph. Greta Gerwig is in top form here. They have created a film that is not only beautiful to watch but also moving, intelligent and hilarious. Margot Robbie gives a lovable and unforgettable performance, but it’s Ryan Gosling who stole every scene she was in.
What do you think of the first reactions to it? Barbie? The film will next be released in Mexican cinemas 20th of July.