Barbie Helmer Greta Gerwig admits she hasn’t paid attention to the feedback, good or bad, on her critically acclaimed fantasy comedy as she continues to process the excitement surrounding the multi-billion dollar film.
Speak with Vanity FairGerwig revealed that she hasn’t read a review yet Barbie Since the film hit theaters on July 21, she’s still trying to absorb everything that’s happened since the summer. “I’ll probably sit down with a steward sometime in February,” Gerwig said. “But at the moment it’s too fresh.” However, she noted that she “finds it difficult to understand the box office hit.” Barbie produced and will become the highest-grossing film worldwide in 2023 with over $1.44 billion. She was happy that many spectators were watching Barbie had not been to a cinema in the post-pandemic period. “All I know about the film’s success is an anecdote. Apparently there was a very high percentage of people who said they couldn’t remember the last movie they saw in the theater,” she said.
Despite all the goodwill of the environment Barbie Across Hollywood and among moviegoers, the Warner Bros./Mattel Films film was criticized for its feminist themes, with notable critics such as political commentator Bill Maher calling it a “man-hating” film with outdated social tropes. Hailed by Mattel Films boss Robbie Brenner as the ultimate female empowerment film, Barbie Because of its sentiments, it was always likely to attract critics. Gerwig, however, who thanks to this award became the highest-earning man of all time for a film directed by a woman BarbieHe doesn’t mind the backlash.
“There was such a cacophony, so I was more like, ‘Wow, what a range of reactions!'” she said. Gerwig elaborated on the film’s success and asked if she thought it was possible: “I felt that.” That could be the case. But “Barbie” doesn’t fit neatly into any given category. We had these metrics that seemed hopeful, but no one knew what they meant. It wasn’t until the end of the second weekend that I thought, ‘Oh, this is going well.’ I mean, Wonder Woman was hugely successful, but superheroes exist in a different bubble.”
With Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Barbie Thanks to its performance and co-release with Christopher Nolan’s biographical thriller, Hollywood helped return to pre-pandemic summer revenue. Oppenheimer, This is the third highest-grossing film of the year. The film also made a big splash at major awards: Warner Bros. submitted the film for possible nominations at the 96th Academy Awards. On November 10th Barbie received 11 Grammy nominations, including Gosling’s acclaimed performance of “I Am Ken.”
Will there be a Barbie sequel?
While the success of Barbie While Robbie and Mattel have hinted at the possibility of a sequel and possible spin-offs, Gerwig has been less optimistic about that possibility. Shortly after its release, Gerwig said in an interview with The New York Times that any thought of a sequel was “absolutely null” and stressed that she had given everything to the film.
Gerwig is very busy in the meantime. The Oscar-nominated director who previously directed Lady Bird And Little womanis currently writing the script for a couple Chronicles of Narnia Films based on the bestsellers of the same name. Production on the first film is expected to begin in 2024. Gerwig has admitted that she has concerns about writing the script for the films, which will premiere on Netflix once completed.
Barbie is now available on digital, Blu-ray, DVD and 4K.
Source: Vanity Fair