On Friday night, Warner Bros. premiered Greta Gerwig’s eagerly awaited film “Barbie,” starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, giving a select few humans a glimpse into Barbie World.
Reactions flared on social media. Joseph Deckelmeier, a writer for ScreenRant, described the movie as “funny, bombastic, and very smart” and added that Greta Gerwig “aims for the fences and hits a home run.” Robbie’s performance was described as “great” by Deckelmeier, who also said that Gosling and Simu Liu are “pure entertainment.”
Barbie is a hit, according to the initial reactions at the premiere, with special appreciation going to the performers, the script, and the production design. Many people also said that the movie lived up to the hype and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Her boyfriend Noah Baumbach, who is also a co-writer of the movie, received a shout-out from her, but he is not present for the screening since he is supporting the writers’ strike, she said. In her statement, she said:
“My co-writer and co-creator, my partner in love and art, Noah Baumbach is not here. He is passionately supporting the fight of the Writers Guild of America… From the first line to the last cut, this movie is his as much as anyone’s.”
And needless to say, the audience received the movie well. Some people went on to mention how it has the potential to become an “instant classic.” Another user took to Twitter and posted, “I can’t officially quit Twitter before telling you all that #Barbie is currently my favorite film of the year. Greta Gerwig somehow exceeded my expectations. She tackles the positives and negatives of Barbie so beautifully. Give Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination, I’m dead serious!”