Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Valley of the Doll

Okay so I lied last week -- I never updated Wednesday's post with a link to my review of Greta Gerwig's Barbie. So here, here it is, here is my review of Greta Gerwig's Barbie. I had mixed feelings which I made pretty clear, and they remain mixed even here in the wake of Barbie-mania -- did I ever think I would feel mixed feelings about Greta Gerwig helming a massive blockbuster and breaking a bunch of box office records? Well if I had had the wherewithal to even consider such a thing a possibility back when I fell in love with Frances Ha then yes, I think even then I would've known the concessions that would've come with such a feat, and seen such mixed feelings were ahead. Still there are far far far worse movies in the world and I don't be grudge anybody loving Barbie. There is fun to be had within it, and anyway who the fuck cares -- I'm just one person and it wasn't really for me and the news that Mattel has plans for everything from Polly Pocket to a fucking Uno movie now just fills me with preemptive exhaustion, what can I say? Obviously more, since here's a Twitter thread from just this morning:

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