Barbie (2023)



Ladies and gentlemen, hold on to your plastic tiaras because the Barbie universe just got a major makeover, and it’s more fabulous and meta than you ever imagined! In the year 2023, I did the unthinkable – I marched into the cinema with all my coolness intact and watched the Barbie movie. And guess what? I liked it! Yes, I can already hear Ken squealing with joy in the background!

Barbie goes Meta, and it’s a rollercoaster of hilarity from start to finish. Director Greta Gerwig kicks things off with a bang, paying homage to the cinematic legend Stanley Kubrick. I mean, who knew Barbie had such an appreciation for the classics? It’s like seeing Barbie sip tea with a side of absurdity and giggles.

Margot Robbie, our girl-crush extraordinaire, steps into Barbie’s impossibly high heels and struts her stuff. She’s got that dazzling smile, the perfect wave, and enough charisma to make even the Malibu beach jealous. Barbie has never looked so glamorous, and Margot Robbie delivers the sass with panache.

Now, let’s talk about Ken, shall we? Ryan Gosling takes on the role of the iconic, plastic heartthrob, and it’s clear he’s got the cojones for it. He might not have the signature plastic abs, but he’s got the charm, the smooth moves, and a dashing sense of humor. Who knew Ken could be so swoon-worthy?

But it’s not just about the leading dolls. The entire movie is like a wild dream, surreal in every way possible. You’ll find yourself laughing, cringing, and wondering if you’ve accidentally stumbled into Barbie’s dream closet. Spoiler alert: you probably have!

And speaking of surprise appearances, America Ferrera pops up, and boy, does she steal the show! Her monologue is pure gold, and it’s like she’s been hiding her comedic genius all this time. Who knew that beneath the plastic exterior, there was so much talent?

Now, let’s address the elephant in the dream house: Is it woke? Yes, yes, it is. But here’s the twist – it’s woke done right. In Barbie’s world, equality reigns supreme. It’s not about one gender berating the other; it’s about celebrating talent, regardless of what’s in your plastic package. May the best person get the part, the job, or the tiara, regardless of gender. It’s like a rainbow-colored lesson in empowerment.

And here’s the cherry on top – the cinema usher at the front of the theater. I handed him my ticket for the Barbie movie, and he gave me a look that said, “Are you serious?” I nodded, and he couldn’t help but smirk. It’s not every day you see a grown-up voluntarily entering Barbie’s world, after all!

So, there you have it, folks. I, too, went to see the Barbie live-action movie and emerged unscathed, with a newfound appreciation.