New “Barbie” Movie Review

Barbie and Ken Outfits, from inside the movie. Barbie and Ken costumes from Barbie movie at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood by Dam0812 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.
Barbie and Ken Outfits, from inside the movie. “Barbie and Ken costumes from Barbie movie at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood” by Dam0812 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

The 2023 “Barbie” movie, came out on July 21, and stared Margot Robbie, as Barbie, and Ryan Gosling, as Ken. Christy Lemire, from the “Rogerebert,” stated, “This is a movie that acknowledges Barbie’s unrealistic physical proportions—and the kinds of very real body issues they can cause in young girls—while also celebrating her role as a feminist icon.” This movie dived into the emotions and real life situations of feminism and womanhood, as it pertains to change as well as aging.

One of the key factors behind the movie’s success is its relatable characters, “The New York Times” stated, “If Barbie has been a culture-war hot spot for about as long as it’s been on the shelves, it’s because the doll perfectly encapsulates changing ideas about girls and women: our Barbie’s, ourselves.” With her diverse range of friends and personalities, represents the idea that everyone is unique and should embrace their individuality. This inclusiveness resonates with audiences, allowing them to see themselves in the characters and fostering a sense of connection. These positive themes not only entertain but also inspire young audiences to embrace their own potential and pursue their passions.

Other character’s in the story include Ariana Greenblatt, as Sasha, and America Ferrera, as Gloria, Sasha’s mom. Both Sasha and Gloria’s presence in the movie had a significant impact. Sasha’s personality and traits from the beginning, to the end, showed the importance of believing in ones passions, and coming of age. As well as Gloria’s personality, she inspired many women, especially mom’s, and showed that girls can be strong, and capable of anything they set their minds to.

The movie’s stunning animation adds to its allure. The vibrant colors, detailed settings, and smooth movements bring the Barbie world to life, captivating viewers from the opening scene to the closing credits. The “Rogerebert” said, “The costume design and production design are constantly clever and colorful, befitting the ever-evolving icon, and cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto gives everything a glossy gleam.” This visual representation transports audiences into a magical realm, making the movie an immersive and unforgettable experience.

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