The long-awaited Barbie movie, which stars Margot Robbie as the iconic doll and Ryan Gosling as Ken, will finally hit streaming. HBO Max announced that the film will be available on its platform from December 15th.
This release is exciting news for fans, especially after the film was a smash hit at the box office, grossing $1.4 billion globally. Released in theaters in July, the film was only available to rent online, on platforms such as Prime Video.
With the arrival of the feature film on HBO Max, subscribers to the service will not need to pay any additional amount beyond the subscription to watch the film. The feature film must arrive in high quality, including subtitles and dubbing options in Brazilian Portuguese.
It’s not just about the doll
The plot of Barbie unfolds in Barbie land, a utopian world in which all women are versions of Barbie and all men are Ken, except Allan. In this seemingly perfect universe. Margot Robbie’s Barbie begins to experience complex human emotions such as sadness, anxiety, and the contemplation of mortality. This aspect of the plot introduces a layer of depth and introspection, contrasting with the colorful and perfect environment.
The film explores Barbie’s journey of self-discovery, challenging traditional notions of perfection and reality associated with the character. The narrative is a mix of fantasy and reality, in which she and her friends experience exciting and meaningful experiences, addressing themes of identity, purpose, and the search for authenticity in a world that values appearance and superficiality.
Barbie’s critical reception was predominantly positive. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film achieved a score of 88%, demonstrating a refreshing and innovative approach to the character. Critics praised Greta Gerwig’s direction, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling’s performances, and the intelligent, humorous script.
On IMDb, the production received an average rating of 7, reflecting the good reception from the public and critics. The combination of a captivating narrative, memorable performances, and remarkable artistic direction contributed to the film’s success, both in terms of box office and critics. This positive reception demonstrates the film’s ability to reinvent a classic character in a way that resonates with contemporary audiences.