Entertainment Desk: ‘Barbie’ is one of the most hyped films of 2023. The film has created a storm of criticism and discussion around the world. ‘Barbie’ is directed by Greta Gerwig. Margot Robbie as ‘Barbie’ and Ryan Gosling as ‘Ken’ were also seen. Apart from the film’s massive response, there is no end to the controversies surrounding it. Some highlight its positive aspects, some negative aspects.
It can be said that the audience around the world has been divided into two groups. But there are several powerful messages to be derived from the film. And that’s why it seems that the girls are celebrating the movie as much as they can, ‘Barbie’, expressing solidarity with the messages given in this film.
1. Barbies can do anything
The Barbie doll was originally created by Ruth Handler in the 1950s. This was the reason behind the creation, children used to play with and take care of small dolls at that time. This tends to instill in them an idea that women are only mothers and take care of children. Ruth originally coined ‘Barbie’ to disabuse them of this idea. The Barbie she created was tall, handsome and blonde. Barbie fell in love with Ken but did not marry him or even have children. Most importantly, the film shows that Barbies are not just beautiful; Barbies can pretend to be astronauts, doctors and even presidents. In short, women can do anything they want.
2. Barbies make their own luck
In the film, Barbie comes out of her home and her comfort zone with other Barbies to become human. Take your own destiny into your own hands. Barbie doesn’t just spend her life getting married and having children. Barbies don’t disappoint; Rather, it keeps changing itself as the world changes, which gives women a kind of hope and inspiration.
3. Barbie can survive without Kaneki
Ken spends most of his life impressing Barbie and getting her attention. But in Barbie’s life there is nothing to say just why. Barbie can live a beautiful life without Ken. This message encourages women to come out of being dependent on men. Women can survive alone without men.
4. Being perfect is not the end
Barbie is the perfect beauty. But this is not the end. When Barbie transitions from doll to human life, she has to go through various disasters. He had never gone through these experiences before. Even after being beautiful, she cannot live up to the expectations of women. Here it is shown how difficult the life of women is. One of the messages of this movie is that being perfect is not the end.
5. One can do a lot despite being ordinary
The film featured various Barbies in special roles. Some are doctors, some are astronauts, some are presidents. But interestingly, the main character did not show any significant talent of Barbie. But she protects the other Barbies from the patriarchal society. Apart from this, Barbies who have many limitations are also shown, who play a big role in saving Barbieland. This shows that ordinary girls can do a lot. I want my own will power for this.
6. Insecurity can destroy people
In the movie ‘Barbie’, ‘Barbie’ and ‘Gloria’ suffer from insecurities whenever they face mutual doubts. As a result, Gloria hates her own life. Seeing no solution, Barbie gives up and Ken begins to practice patriarchy in Barbieland, which quickly destroys everything. Insecurity can make people helpless. Even optimistic people can be led astray by despair. So whatever happens in life, you have to have faith in yourself.