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Barbie review

From the creative mind of Greta Gerwig, Mattel's beloved icon, Barbie, is given a new lease of cinematic life. This film is not just a reinvention, but an innovative reimagination that combines elements from various pop culture phenomenon. It is a film that entertains, educates, and empowers, all while wrapped in a visually stunning package.

Script and Plot

The script, penned by Gerwig, is a satirical and celebratory commentary on feminism and equal rights. It is set in the utopian Barbieland where, thanks to Barbie, all the problems of feminism and equal rights have been solved. The world is a place where women can be anything they want to be, mirroring the real world where women are happy and powerful. It cleverly intertwines comedy and drama, parody and homage, creating a narrative that is as thought-provoking as it is enjoyable.

Cinematography and Graphics

The visual aesthetics of the film is nothing short of a visual feast. The pastel-pink haven of Barbieland is beautifully rendered and full of detail, making it a delight to watch. The cinematography, filled with candy-coloured hues and big-haired dolls, is a testament to the talent and creativity of the graphics team. It successfully brings the iconic Barbie doll and her world to life on the big screen.


The film's soundtrack is a mix of catchy pop tunes and orchestral scores that perfectly captures the film's vibrant and lively atmosphere. It is a delightful auditory companion to the film's visual splendour, enhancing the overall cinematic experience.

Bottom Line

Gerwig's Barbie is a cinematic triumph that blends entertainment and enlightenment. It is a film that will delight audiences and, potentially, make Mattel ecstatic. It is a film that not only reinvents the iconic Barbie doll but also redefines what it means to be a woman in today's world.


  1. Offers a unique and innovative take on the iconic Barbie doll.
  2. Presents a positive and empowering message about feminism and equal rights.
  3. Blends various elements of pop culture, creating a rich and diverse narrative.
  4. Features stunning cinematography and graphics.
  5. Boasts a catchy and fitting soundtrack.
  6. Effectively satirises and celebrates its subject matter.
  7. Offers entertainment and enlightenment in equal measures.


  1. The film's satirical nature might not appeal to everyone.
  2. The candy-coloured aesthetic might be too over-the-top for some viewers.
  3. The plot might come across as too idealistic and unrealistic for some audiences.
  4. The film's feminist message might be too heavy-handed for some viewers.
  5. The film might be too culturally specific, potentially alienating international audiences.