“It’s the kind of thing..”, ‘Barbie’ Director Greta Gerwig Responds to Backlash by Fans of Zack Snyder’s Cut

Published 07/23/2023, 7:30 PM EDT

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Barbie has not only challenged Christopher Nolan’s fans but also Zack Snyders’. The live-action movie inspired by Mattel’s plastic dolls has been in discussion ever since its announcement. Fans waited excitedly to see a part of their childhood memories be brought to life in today’s time. Director Greta Gerwig receives heaps of praise for her work with the movie. But much attention also brings some level of criticism.

The movie was released on the 21st of July alongside Oppenheimer. So far, it has been seeing massive success with moviegoers flocking to the theatre. However, some of those who watched the movie seem to have gotten offended by one particular joke from Zack Snyder’s movie.

Greta Gerwig has a clarification over the DC joke in Barbie

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Fans of fantasy movies are great to have until they turn against you. Greta Gerwig is dealing with them after some criticized a joke from the movie. It had a scene where Writer Barbie woke up in shock suddenly and realized she was in a dream wherein she was obsessed with the idea of Zack Snyder’s Cut of Justice League. Speaking to ComicBook, the director clarified, “It’s the kind of thing that you, I vaguely know.”

She knew that there was a call for a Snyder’s Cut after fans did not like DC’s Justice League. The extended version was welcomed by fans who still want the director for DC’s future. But Gerwig did not know things in detail, and it was meant to be one of the many comical scenes in the movie. After all, it is light entertainment where they show the realities of the fake Barbie world.

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The connections here are interesting since the movie is also a Warner Bros. project. It is currently being compared with Oppenheimer for sharing the same release dates.

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There were expectations of excitement amongst fans of Barbie, but even the reviews are up now that it is released. Everything from the costumes, sets, and designs to the cast is being appreciated. The movie, apart from taking a dig at Snyder’s Justice League, touched on themes of feminism with Margot Robbie’s Barbie going on a journey of self-exploration. 

Ryan Gosling’s Ken proved to be ‘Kennoug.’ Though prior to the release, there was also criticism about them Robbie and Gosling, old for their age. Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, and Emma Mackey in supporting roles as well. Apart from this one criticism over the DC movie, this flick is doing wonders.

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Neha Subhash Ghag

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Neha Ghag is a prime-time entertainment writer for Netflix Junkie, who has written nearly 1000 articles, immersing herself in pop culture. Writing was not her first choice, but she has now found solace in unraveling the fascinating stories of public figures' personal and professional lives. Neha is a fan of classic hip-hop and psycho thrillers, and she can talk endlessly about Kanye West.

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