Stanley Kubrick’s Property Approves ‘2001’ Nod in Barbie Trailer

Margot Robbie as Barbie in the titular live-action film.

Picture: Mattel/Warner Bros.

For one motive or one other, the thought of a live-action Barbie film coming to theaters has appeared bewildering for fairly a while. However now that the first look at Greta Gerwig’s tackle the well-liked Mattel toy is out, these issues appear to have been largely vanished, because the trailer taking part in in entrance of Avatar: The Approach of Water seems to be…really fairly rad?

A lot of that may be owed to the trailer’s first half, which is an homage to the late Stanley Kubrick’s 1986 movie 2001: A House Odyssey. That opening, by which Helen Mirren narrates about how Barbie (the toy) was to younger women what the monolith was to the cavemen of 2001, with Margot Robbie standing tall over a bunch of younger women. It caught sufficient consideration on social media that older filmgoers did side-by-side comparisons which have additionally rapidly gained on-line traction through the weekend. Even Kubrick’s property took observe of the trailer, noting that “they are saying imitation is the sincerest type of flattery!”

On condition that nobody actually knew what the heck this Barbie film was going to be, a lot much less from the director of Little Girls, its trailer is certainly eye-catching. It’s a little bit bizarre, it’s humorous, and it’s simply shot nicely and works a lot better than you’d count on it to. And hey, now it makes you interested in what the remainder of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign for this factor’s gonna be, notably when it will get to Tremendous Bowl weekend and the Oscars.

Additionally starring Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae, Ncuti Gatwa, Will Ferrell, and Simu Liu, Barbie will launch on theaters on July 21, 2023.

[by way of IndieWire]

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