If the first official teaser trailer for the highly anticipated “Barbie” film is any indication, plastic life is truly amazing.
The 75-second trailer released by Warner Bros. on Friday introduces fans to Margot Robbie as the legendary doll that altered the landscape of children’s toys. Warner Bros. Discovery is the parent corporation of both CNN and Warner Bros. Pictures.
The teaser for the live-action film directed by Greta Gerwig begins with a parody of “2001: A Space Odyssey” in earth tones. Young kids play calmly with their dolls in a desert. A narrator states, “Since the beginning of time when the first little girl was born, dolls have existed. However, the dolls were and have always been baby dolls. Until …”
The girls turn on their out-of-date dolls in response to the appearance of a gigantic Barbie wearing the original striped swimsuit introduced by Mattel in 1959.
The advertisement then shifts to brief clips of Barbie’s neon pink dream world before concluding with a dance sequence.
A blonde Ryan Gosling appears as Ken, the tanned, toned, and plastic boyfriend of Barbie.
Baumbach and Gerwig co-wrote the script for the picture. Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, and America Ferrera are among the stellar cast members.
On social media, the trailer has garnered a predominantly good welcome thus far.
One viewer tweeted, “I’m taking a week off to go on vacation somewhere with no discourse when this comes out.”
Someone else stated firmly that it will be “the best movie ever.”
The release of “Barbie” is anticipated for July 21, 2023.