Barbie’s official full-length trailer has been released, and it has only increased the anticipation for Greta Gerwig’s latest film. Barbie, the beloved toy, is set to undergo an existential crisis that will thrust her into the real world as she navigates her place in the universe.
However, Gerwig’s talent promises that there will be more to the film than what the trailer has revealed. With nods to movies like The Matrix and The Wizard of Oz, Barbie’s latest adventure promises to be unlike anything she has experienced before.
Will This Be Greta Gerwig’s Best Movie?
Gerwig, known for her critically acclaimed films Lady Bird and Little Women, serves as both the sole screenwriter and director for the film. With her talent for making movies catching the eye of both viewers and critics alike, Barbie is likely to become Gerwig’s best movie to date, both commercially and critically speaking.
The stellar cast for the film includes Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the beloved Barbie and Ken duo. Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Dua Lipa, and Nicola Coughlan play Barbie’s delightful alter egos, while Simu Liu and John Cena bring Ken to life. The rest of Barbie’s world and the real world are portrayed by big names like Helen Mirren, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, and Michael Cera.
Gerwig co-wrote the Barbie screenplay with longtime partner Noah Baumbach, a fellow director and screenwriter. Their combined writing talents, directorial savvy, and the notable hype surrounding Barbie overall promise that audiences will experience a movie like no other.
Barbie is more than a toy, and Gerwig’s film captures the spirit that makes Barbie appealing to so many people around the world. By creating something completely different from what she has done before, Gerwig’s film promises to be her best one yet.
Barbie will be available exclusively in theaters on July 21.
With the release of Barbie’s official full-length trailer last month, anticipation for Greta Gerwig’s latest film has only grown. Barbie is set to experience some sort of existential crisis which will then thrust her into the real world as she tries to understand her place in the universe.
Or at least, that’s what the trailer will have audiences believe. Given Gerwig’s talent, there’s sure to be something more viewers will encounter during the film. With funny nods to movies like The Matrix and The Wizard of OzBarbie’s latest adventure will certainly be unlike anything she’s ever experienced before. Unfortunately, audiences will have to wait a bit longer before the film’s theatrical release next month.
Gerwig’s previous films include Lady Bird and Little Womenboth of which were met with critical acclaim and went on to receive multiple Oscar nominations. Serving as both the sole screenwriter and director on the films, Gerwig’s talent for making movies has quickly caught the eye of viewers and critics alike.
Given the trajectory of her filmmaking career so far, Barbie is likely to become Gerwig’s best movie to date, both commercially and critically speaking. The cast for the film is stellar, the script is said to be phenomenal, and Gerwig has managed to make Barbie more than a simple toy. Therein lies a recipe for success.
The Cast Is Stacked
While big names don’t necessarily guarantee a good movie, the stacked cast of Barbie indicates the potential for high-quality filmmaking. With Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling at the helm as the beloved Barbie and Ken duo, the film’s success seems all but sealed.
However, to sweeten the pot, Barbie’s delightful alter egos will be played by Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Dua Lipa, and Nicola Coughlan, to name a few. Judging by the film’s trailer and movie posters, every facet of Barbie will be portrayed, seeing as Barbie can do anything and everything.
On the other hand, Ken is simply Ken, but the multiple versions of Barbie’s himbo counterpart will be represented as well, with actors such as Simu Liu and John Cena bringing him to life. The rest of Barbie’s world as well as the real world, will come to fruition thanks to big names like Helen Mirren, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, and Michael Cera. Given the hype and stellar star power attached to the film, it’s entirely possible a few unexpected cameos could pop up somewhere in Barbie’s universe of pink.
Gerwig Knowns How to Write a Script
Gerwig’s previous film endeavors as a solo director managed to nab her Oscar nominations for her writing. If the buzz surrounding her newest venture is any indication, Barbie is likely to follow suit. Many actors tied to the film have raved about the movie’s script since its inception and have even declared the Barbie screenplay the best script ever written. Needless to say, the script is likely to be a phenomenal one. What seems like a bold statement on its surface is, in fact, a representation of Gerwig’s expanding talent as a screenwriter and director.
Unlike Lady Bird and Little WomenGerwig co-wrote the Barbie screenplay with longtime partner Noah Baumbach, a fellow director and screenwriter on his own. They’ve written together previously on Frances Ha and Mistress Americaboth of which Baumbach directed and Gerwig starred in. While both of those films garnered critical success, they didn’t galvanize the masses like Barbie appears to be doing.
With Gerwig and Baumbach’s combined writing talents, directorial savvy, and the notable hype surrounding Barbie overall, audiences will surely experience a movie like no other.
Gerwig’s Barbie Is More Than a Toy
Throughout the past decades, there have been numerous movies and television shows about the children’s toy made specifically for kids. Barbie has been brought to the small screen via feature-length cartoons showcasing nearly every version of the Barbie character there could possibly be. The difference now is Gerwig’s script is the first live-action film made for a much wider audience. While fans of Barbie will likely flock to the film no matter what, the movie is meant to appeal to everyone and anyone.
The newest incarnation of the beloved doll is clearly meant to be more than a simple toy. Therein lies the difference between a children’s movie and a film worth a theatrical release. Barbie is everything. She can do anything, and just like the women and children who idolize her, she is multifaceted.
Gerwig’s version of Barbie appears to make strides in capturing that particular spirit which makes Barbie appealing to so many people around the world. By making Barbie more than a toy, Gerwig’s film will likely be her best one yet because she’ll be creating something completely different from what she’s ever done.
Barbie will be available exclusively in theaters on July 21.