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Do you have the first trailer a? barbie movie doing a parody 2001: A Space Odyssey On your Bingo card? If so, then you’re onto a winner, because that’s what you’re about to see.

The first teaser trailer barbieStarring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are here, and it makes it very, very clear that whatever this movie is, it’s not going to be everything. Dream homes, sports cars and Ken dolls. Although there are definitely Dream Houses, sports cars and Ken dolls in this short teaser. It just is also subversive mockery about the nature of consumerism and the evolution of an entire aisle in a toy store. Check it out.

barbie Teaser trailer

I’m not sure what I like more about this trailer. Barbie as a monolithic, smashing flying doll logo, or a young girl smashing her toys with her old doll. It’s all just so damn weird and fun. I wonder if any of that first part of the trailer is in the movie or if it was shot just for this teaser?

Because the second half of the trailer is obviously from the movie. And it’s just as bright and poppy and pink as you’d expect from a Barbie movie. But after that 2001 clown, you really have to imagine writer-director Greta Gerwig swinging for the fences. And we can’t wait.

barbieDirected by Greta Gerwig from a screenplay by herself and Noah Baumbach, starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman and Will Ferrell. It hits theaters on July 21, 2023.

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