Invoice Maher is getting a repute for infuriating the Left, however he could have gone too far this time.
The “Club Random” host simply pummeled the “Barbie” film on X, the platform formally generally known as Twitter.
It wasn’t fairly.
The feminist movie, which simply eclipsed the $1 billion mark on the world workplace, earned rave critiques and tons of social media adoration. This critic’s evaluation of the movie earned oodles of social media hate.
But many have dismissed or ignored its overt lectures and heavy-handed themes (like mentioning The Patriarchy 10 instances).
Maher caught all of them, apparently.
OK, “Barbie”: I hoped it wouldn’t be preachy, man-hating, and a #ZombieLie – alas, it was all three. What’s a Zombie Lie? One thing that by no means was true, however sure individuals refuse to cease saying it (tax cuts for the wealthy enhance revenues, e.g.); OR one thing that USED to be…
— Invoice Maher (@billmaher) August 7, 2023
OK, “Barbie”: I hoped it wouldn’t be preachy, man-hating, and a #ZombieLie – alas, it was all three. What’s a Zombie Lie? One thing that by no means was true, however sure individuals refuse to cease saying it (tax cuts for the wealthy enhance revenues, e.g.); OR one thing that USED to be true however not is, however sure individuals faux it’s nonetheless true. “Barbie” is this sort of #ZombieLie.
Maher provides a hefty “spoiler alert” subsequent, a vital step given his in-depth critique.
Spoiler alert, Barbie fights the Patriarchy. Proper as much as the Mattel board who created her, consisting of 12 white males! The Patriarchy! Besides there’s a Mattel board in actual life, and it’s 7 males and 5 ladies. OK, not excellent even-steven, however not the way in which the board IN THE MOVIE – which takes place in 2023 – is portrayed. And probably not any longer deserving of the phrase “patriarchy.” Sure, there was one, and remnants of it stay – however this film is so 2000-LATE.
At one level the Barbies should win over the Kens, and they’re informed to do it by pretending to behave helpless and never know how you can do stuff. Helen Gurley Brown referred to as, she needs her premise again. Sure, that WAS a factor. I noticed “Barbie” with a girl in her 30s who stated, “I don’t know a single woman of any age who would act like that today.”
I do know, I do know, ‘How could I know about the patriarchy, I AM a man!’ That argument is so previous and so foolish. After all, none of us can know precisely what others undergo life, however I can see the world round me, and I can learn knowledge. The true Mattel board is a fairly shut mirror of the nation, the place 45% of the 449 board seats crammed final yr in Fortune 500 corporations had been ladies. Reality is, I’m not the one who’s out of step – I’m residing within the yr we’re residing in. Barbie is enjoyable, I loved it – however it IS a #ZombieLie. And individuals who don’t associate with zombie lies didn’t take some pink capsule – simply staying true to CURRENT actuality. Let’s dwell within the yr we’re residing in!
Maher primarily noticed the movie the identical manner this critic did. Not everybody agrees, although.
HiT reached out to “Barbie” supporter Vito for a feisty Critic v. Critic showdown over the blockbuster movie.
Maher shortly acquired mocked for his mini-review on X.
You appear clever, after which go after this film clearly lacking a minimum of half of the message, already having determined what you’d say… man hating? I feel you watched a special film. Patriarchy deserves to be made enjoyable of. It’s a superb film. You simply need clicks
— David Niall Wilson – CEO Crossroad Press (@CrossroadPress) August 7, 2023
“Barbie” is a satirical tackle previous gender norms, a reminder of our progress & the battles forward.
— seanwithaw (@seanwithaw) August 7, 2023
Others cheered on his evaluation.
The “Barbie” battle is way from over, and Warner Bros. is laughing all the way in which to the financial institution.