This Barbie has thick pores and skin!
With an 88% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes, nearly all of viewers appear to have loved the comedy, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie, however not everybody felt the Ken-ergy.
Poking enjoyable on the haters, somebody on Twitter (rebranded as X) scrolled by way of on-line feedback of the film to seek out one-star critiques and turned them into hilarious faux-branded memes.
“I took 1 star critiques of #Barbie from livid males on letterboxd and put them on the posters as a result of it makes the movie appear ever cooler,” @TechnicallyRon tweeted in the course of the movie’s opening weekend.
They took a number of indignant feedback concerning the movie and positioned them in a Barbie-esque font on a film poster that includes a smiling Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken.
“An alienating harmful and perverse movie,” one poster learn.
“The feminist agenda will kill us all,” one other one has written throughout it.
A 3rd insisted: “They gained’t be completely happy till we’re all homosexual.”
“A pink acid journey that seems like being slapped by a lot of confusingly enticing folks,” one other quipped.
The authentic tweet rapidly went viral with greater than 15.6 million views and impressed a plethora of different social media posts.
Elon Musk additionally took successful on the comedy, determination to alter Twitter’s blue chook emblem to “X.”
He joined the ranks of Ben Shapiro, who additionally detested the frequent use of the phrase “patriarchy” in “Barbie.” Shapiro first complained final week concerning the variety of instances “patriarchy” was uttered within the movie.
“All it’s essential learn about #BarbieTheFilm is that it unironically makes use of the phrase ‘patriarchy’ greater than 10 instances,” Shapiro posted on Twitter.
The conservative commentator additionally shared a video of himself setting some Barbie dolls on hearth by throwing them on a grill.
Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s spouse, Ginger, went as far as to name for a boycott of “Barbie.”
But the movie gained critics even earlier than it premiered. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz started calling the film “Chinese communist propaganda” a number of weeks earlier than it was in theaters.
The Republican started his criticisms after the movie got here below hearth for its pro-China, on-screen illustration of islands within the South China Sea which can be disputed — and have been the topic of two separate army campaigns in 1974 and 1988 — between each Vietnam and China.
The movie follows “Stereotypical Barbie” (Robbie) as she tries to make sense of feminism and patriarchy after leaving plastic Barbie Land and venturing into the actual world to resolve her surprising existential disaster.
Despite the hate, the opening weekend smashed data, raking in a whopping $155 million within the first three days of home ticket gross sales, in line with the information aggregator ComScore. It was additionally the largest home opening for a non-superhero movie or sequel and it was the largest North American debut for a feminine director.