Barbie's First Reviews Have Arrived, and They're Outstanding

"#Barbie caught me off guard & I mean that in the best way possible."
Published: 15 July 2023

Since the first teaser trailer for Greta Gerwig's Barbie was made public in December 2022, anticipation for the movie has increased. Now that we're getting closer and closer to the 21 July release date, the hype could not be higher. The question on every Barbie (or Ken) fan's mind is: will the movie live up to all of this excitement? Some very lucky people got to see it on Sunday night at the world premiere. When you're done oohing and ahhing at the aesthetically pleasing and on brand premiere outfits the cast was flaunting, you can read on to get a gist of how the first official screening of the film made audiences feel. Barbie's world may be made in plastic, but was it fantastic?

From the glowing reactions that viewers shared on social media, it sure seems like the bright pink summer blockbuster might just be a dream come true. Joseph Deckelmeier, writer at ScreenRant, described the film as “funny, bombastic and very smart." He praised the cast's performances as "pure entertainment." And what more could you want from a pastel coloured fantasy film? Variety's Kacy Stephan took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the screening, calling it "a nuanced commentary on what it means to be a woman in a whimsical, wonderful and laugh-out-loud funny romp." writer Jamie Jirak gushed that director Gerwig "tackles the positives and negatives of Barbie so beautifully." And demands that the Academy "give Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination, I'm dead serious!”

If you're not already on the edge of your seat awaiting the official release of the candy coloured and bubble gum pop fuelled spectacle, read some more praise for the film and get ready!

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Originally published on Esquire US

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