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.”