Fans show their excitement for the Barbie movie (includes video story)

The Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, was officially released in theaters on July 21. The fantasy-comedy film directed by Greta Gerwig has already become a summer favorite.

“I was so excited, I grew up with dolls and to see some of the dolls that I had growing up come to life on screen was so cool,” said Kaley Haff, a fan of Barbie. “It was really cool to see that kind of stuff, I loved it.”

In the movie, the protagonist Barbie questions the real world and its choices, which makes fans relate and feel for the character. The film has targeted inclusivity and diversity for not only children but for everyone.

“Honestly when I was growing up, Barbie was initially very much like the stereotypical Barbie,” said Emily Bishop, who watched the movie. “Now looking at who she has become, she is incredibly diverse – there is a Barbie who is an archeologist like myself.”

Gabriela Perez is a senior FIU student majoring in Digital Media and communications/Broadcasting Journalism. After graduation, she would like to work in the entertainment industry as either a magazine editor or as an Anchor/Presenter. Her favorite getaway places are New York City and Los Angeles California. She enjoys reading, watching films, traveling and writing. She hopes to inspire others, to go after what their hearts desire.