Barbie Review – A Triumphant Journey of Self-Discovery and Society

Barbie Review:       : One of the most highly predictable movies of the year has arrived. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has been on everyone’s watchlist since its minutiae years prior, and it’s unscratched to say it’s made increasingly than a splash. With its larger-than-life production design, incredible wardrobe, and a stellar cast, Barbie is a story well-nigh self-acceptance, identity, and so much more. Wrapped in a musical spectacle mixed with realistic drama, it’s would-be and one of the year’s weightier movies. 

Warning: Minor spoilers ahead. 

This Barbie Thinks Well-nigh Death 

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Barbie is fun and humorous for the most part, but Gerwig and co. are no strangers to giving ideas deep meanings. Beginning with a tour of Barbieland, we see all the dreamhouses, the beach, and the Barbies (and Ken) which fill them. Typical Barbie (Margot Robbie) shows us her day-day; getting up, making breakfast, and driving wideness the land while greeting everyone in the process, including Ken (Ryan Gosling), whose sole purpose is to be recognized by her. 

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Robbie and Gosling are standouts in their respective roles, vellicate off each other naturally and portray the spirit of Barbie and Ken. However, they’re not exactly a couple, but Ken’s existence depends on Barbie’s acknowledgments. He competes with his rival Ken (Simu Liu), asking her out, impressing her, etc… 

All seems normal in Barbieland, until Barbie herself begins to have an existential slipperiness and it’s moreover the word-for-word moment you’re reminded it’s a Greta Gerwig film. The inciting incident leads her to visit “weird Barbie” (Kate McKinnon), who tells her to heal, she must travel to the real world to find her owner who may be mistreating her, causing the slipperiness in the first place. Not only that but to help her discover who she is.

Finding Your Purpose  

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Identity is a question not only for Barbie but Ken too, he sneaks into her car and comes withal for the ride. As the two travel to Los Angeles, they soon realize how variegated our world is to them. It’s less flashy, most industries are male-dominated and humans themselves are quite imperfect. The opposite of where they come from. That’s where the story progresses into its true meaning. 

Barbie deals with the unrealistic comparison little girls make to her. The self-esteem issues they can develop at a young age and the pressure that comes with that. The mucosa deals with a handful of realistic problems women squatter every day, and the standards they must live up to. Ken becomes under the influence of toxic masculinity and the normalcy of it all compared to how the men are in Barbieland. Their true journeys uncork from there, upping the stakes while keeping the spectacle balanced. 

The Verdict – Barbie Review

Barbie makes you believe in its hype, portraying the trials and glory we as humans squatter in our real world. What it ways to be worldly-wise to be who you really are; to be flawed, to be troubled, to be human. To segregate your destiny and to truly live the way you want to, with the limited value of time we have. 

Rating: 4/5 

 

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