Can’t Wait For Barbie

 When I was little, I loved Barbie.

I’d beg my mom to take me to Target every week. All the little plays I made in my room with them were more dramatic than Romeo and Juliet. Not to mention how often I’d force my parents to watch the newest Barbie movie with me.

So the excitement I felt when I learned that a Barbie movie for an older audiences was coming to our screens was tremendous

Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie – who, from what I have seen from the trailers, is just right for Barbie, with Ryan Gosling as Ken. Speaking of the trailers, let’s take a deep dive.

In the small sample we are given, we glimpse a Malibu Barbie dreamworld with pink, pink beaches, pink, and more pink. Everyone is either a Barbie or a Ken (although, as a kid, did we really stick with the name Barbie – I just ended up using the most random names I could think of). We see that Barbie has the strongest ankles on the planet as she takes off her high heels only to walk as if she does.

Also, can we take a moment to appreciate her hair? It’s like one of my old Barbie’s hair until I gave her the worst haircut known to mankind while trying to dye it purple with a Sharpie (don’t worry, I only did that once – ok, twice, leave me alone!). 

I also love how the buildings in the background and the slides at the beach look exactly like the playset/playhouses. Almost as if one drop or bump into the delicate plastic will cause it to crack.

The Kens are also prone to not liking each other. This got me cracking up because I know I wasn’t the only one who’d have their Ken dolls get in a full-on fistfight. 

There is also a glimpse of a Barbie that looks like what that one little cousin did to their dolls. Hair torn and cut out. The face drawn on by a five-year-old makeup artist. Dress covered in what I hope is paint splatters and clashing snakeskin cowboy boots.

Last but not least, we see Barbie driving to the Real World with Ken as a stowaway. Who knows why she’s leaving the pink-sanded paradise. Although we’ll find out in the first thirty minutes, I wouldn’t obsess over finding an answer.

We see that Will Ferrell is in a suit and doesn’t look like a Ken. Google’s cast list also says he is the Toy Company CEO, meaning Barbie will likely meet him in the Real World.

I can’t wait to see Barbie in theaters on July 21 and have high hopes. I also hope to see you there!