It’s Barbie’s world and we’re just living in it, folks.
CinemaCon attendees, including /Film’s Ben Pearson, had the exclusive opportunity to view a montage of scenes from “Barbie,” which begins with Margot Robbie’s Barbie waking up in a heart-shaped bed.
A dance scene quickly follows, tone-filled with bright-eyed optimism and kid-friendly antics accompanied by his voiceover proclaiming, “This is the best day ever! And so is yesterday, and so is It is tomorrow”. Take a look, right? Well, not so fast.
Barbie soon reflects on a surprisingly existential concern: “Have you ever thought about dying?” That leads to a segment where we see the life of the doll almost falling apart. Her feet, which the trailer showed perfectly retaining her famous heeled shape, suddenly drop to the ground. It seems that all is not well in Barbie Land.
Enter Kate McKinnon’s Weird Barbie, which confronts Robbie’s character with a “Matrix”-like choice: she can wear a high-heeled shoe…or a sandal. The first represents her old way of life, while the second symbolizes her search for knowledge. We can safely assume that she chooses the sandal and embarks on a journey into the real world with Ryan Gosling’s Ken. Oh, and they meet John Cena. Who plays a mermaid. Yes really.
The rest of the images show Barbie and Ken rollerblading down the Venice Beach boardwalk, a particularly memorable scene captured in set photos in previous months. We then meet Will Ferrell’s character in a boardroom in a scene very similar to “The LEGO Movie,” where he worriedly states that “if people start to realize that our characters are coming to life, it will mean very serious things.” strange to our world.” Sounds like the perfect setup for a spectacular summer blockbuster.
“Barbie” opens in theaters on July 21, 2023, the same day as another highly anticipated 2023 movie that also has an absolutely packed cast, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.”