'Barbie': first reactions from the premiere

‘Barbie’: first reactions from the premiere

Downtown Los Angeles was packed with Ken-ergy for the premiere of Barbiewhere the first public screening showed Margot Robbie’s new film.

The first reactions are pouring in on social media for the feature from director Greta Gerwig and based on the Mattel doll. Formal reviews from critics will come at a later date closer to its July 21 release.

The film, thanks to its memorable moments and sharp marketing campaign, has become one of the hottest talks of the summer before its domestic debut, when it opens against Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer. The box office showdown, dubbed Barbenheimer, prompted numerous jokes about the two films’ vastly different tone and ambition. (One, a version of a classic doll, the other about the father of the atomic bomb.)

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For what it’s worth, Barbie star Robbie and director Greta Gerwig posed for photos with themselves in front of several summer movie posters with tickets to each, including for Oppenheimer. AND Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy has declared her support for Barbietelling the Barcelona-based newspaper The avant-garde“I can not wait to see Barbie. I love Margot Robbie, I love Ryan Gosling… My advice would be that people go see both (Barbie AND Oppenheimer), the same day.”

Robbie plays a version of Barbie (there are several in the movies), while Gosling plays one of many Kens. When Robbie’s Barbie begins to sense that something is wrong with her world, she travels to our world in search of an answer.

Read on for first reactions to Barbie.