Barbie (2023) Review: Greta Gerwig Subverts Families Into A Misandrist Adventure

The rise of the #MeToo era was marketed as a time when women and men were finally going to achieve true equality that according to feminists had an existed yet.

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After the last several years,  it’s become obvious that equality was simply a code word for payback. Ever since  Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein was ousted for being a sexual abuser within his industry,  there has been an outpouring of films from the entertainment industry that are marketed toward women by attacking men.

While readers are well versed in the term “misogyny”,  a word that we rarely ever hear is the term “misandry”. The intellectual property of Barbie has been around for decades. A brand that was built on the idea that little girls don’t need to play with baby dolls anymore because they can be their old women through the avatar of Barbie.

What started as an idea to appeal to more young girls who weren’t buying certain brands of dolls anymore,  has become a Magna opus event for the modern-day Progressive feminist movement. All over the country parents especially mothers are taking their young daughters to see a film that they believe is for children, but the reality is this film is not for kids.

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This is a movie for middle-aged women with an ax to grind against their former significant other. ‘Barbie’ is a film starring Margot Robbie as your stereotypical Barbie doll who lives in Barbie land. 

Barbie wakes up every day and her life is perfect in a world that is run exclusively by women.  However, as Barbie begins to have an existential crisis about her life, she finds out that the only way to solve her crisis is to go to the real world and figure out where her anxiety is coming from.

Her best friend Ken decides to accompany her on this journey as they travel to modern-day Los Angeles in search of answers.  Unfortunately for Barbie, Ken’s journey to the real world brings dangerous results as Ken has decided to adopt “the patriarchy” and bring it back to Barbie land turning the magical place into a Buffalo Wild Wings. It is up to Barbie and her friends from The Real World to come back to Barbieland and empower the women out of male control.

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Anyone familiar with Greta Gerwig’s work as a writer and director should not have been surprised that this is the route that Hollywood decided to go with one of the most recognizable brands in the history of the world. The Barbie movie was a film that was never meant for young girls at least in the sense that this was a film that they could understand and enjoy. 

This movie only appeals to unhappy women in their 30s and 40s as the overwhelming majority of the dialogue appeals to them. Throughout the movie, you’re watching multiple women complain about having to be perfect in the eyes of men while men can simply be mediocre and thrive in the real world. 

This Uber feminist delusional fantasy of how life works is the type of messaging that is only appreciated by the feminist audiences of Los Angeles and New York City. Parents should think twice about bringing their children to go see this movie because unlike ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, the subject matter is not for kids.

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The film is filled with numerous sexual innuendos and references to matters that are not appropriate for a younger demographic despite being a PG-13 film. The style of humor and the social commentary of the movie is crafted to go over the heads of a younger demographic as the film complains about numerous aspects of the relationship between men and women that children that young have no experience in understanding.

One could go as far as to say that this film is attempting to indoctrinate young girls into an ideology that is adopted by much older and much emotionally broken women. The opening frames of the movie show a group of young girls playing with baby dolls until Barbie comes onto the scene and all the little girls start violently smashing the baby dolls into bits and pieces symbolizing that they have been liberated away from being mothers into being strong independent women.

Many of the characters didn’t have a reason to be here. For the amount of lecturing, Gerwig has no idea who this movie is for or what the message is. The script’s focus is putting a sledgehammer to the back of men,  the film doesn’t even realize that there’s no coherent story,  there’s no coherent narrative,  the lines between protagonist and antagonists are poorly drawn,  and for audiences, there’s no enjoyment to be had what it feels like this because this movie replaces happiness with nihilism and depression.

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If you’re smart enough to look past the brand name of Barbie,  then you will realize that this film is a Barbie movie in name only. If you want to protect your happiness you’re better off giving this movie a pass 





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