June 24, 2024

Best Easter Eggs in the movie Barbie

Barbie is a movie about a real life product, so obviously there are tons of easter egg references. Here are some of the best we’ve seen.

Wrapped in plastic, she’s amazing, and her movie always looked like it was going to be amazing too. Greta Gerwig’s upcoming movie Barbie is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

The film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and follows the titular doll as she embarks on a journey into the real world, exploring the Mattel company and the concept of girls along the way. And Ken is there too.

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With a product-heavy feature film like this one, there are obviously tons of easter eggs throughout the film. So here are some of the best references we’ve seen, but first: SPOILER WARNING FOR BARBIE BUT!

A lot of Barbies

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Many of the great Barbie Easter eggs are of course the Barbies themselves. Not only do all the Barbie characters actually exist as dolls, the film – and the credits – features many Barbies that were discontinued for various reasons. This includes Skipper Grow Up (the Barbie whose chest grows), Midge (the pregnant Barbie), and Video Girl Barbie (the Barbie with a camera and TV installed in her).

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Plus, tons of the clothes Barbie wears in the movie are actual clothes you can buy for your Barbie doll, including the incredible gold outfit she wears for the disco scene.

The multitude of Kens

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Like Barbie, the Kens themselves are an Easter egg. Although some expected Ken to be a replica of Ken’s Magic Earring after the first image of it was released, it appears that the film features Ken Earring Magic, who is famous for his necklace (if you know know).

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There is also Sugar Daddy Ken, who is Ken who owns a dog named Sugar, although the name was obviously taken in a different way. Plus, there’s Allan of course, although he’s not Ken, he’s “Ken’s Buddy”, and he was also eliminated.

Like Barbie, the film also makes clear references to the Ken doll’s iconic pieces of clothing, such as one of his fur coats.

The reference 2001: A Space Odyssey

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This Easter egg came to light during the first one teaser trailer for Barbie, but it is also the first scene of the film. We see a bunch of little girls playing with baby dolls, until a giant, monolith-like Barbie appears. This is clearly what the film is referring to, what with the setting and the music.

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The Matrix blue and red Easter egg

Another movie reference Barbie makes is The Matrix. Before Barbie goes on her journey to the real world, Weird Barbie (yes, that’s her name) offers her two options: One is the high heel, which will allow Barbie to continue as if everything is normal, and the other is the Birkenstock, which will show her “The Truth.” This is obviously a reference to the blue and red pill scene from the sci-fi franchise.

A possible Bratz Easter egg

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We already discussed this in a previous article, but one scene in the film where Barbie interacts with four teenage girls, caused Barbie to say disparagingly, “We haven’t played with Barbie since we were five years old.”

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Some believe that the girls look like the Bratz, namely Sasha, Yasmin, Cloe and Jade. They don’t look exactly the same; The comment about not playing with Barbie after the age of five makes sense, as Bratz were often seen as the “cooler, more grown-up dolls” that girls would play with until they hit puberty. One of the girls is even named Sasha, and ends up being the main character.

Solved by Will Ferrell

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Will Ferrell plays the CEO of Mattel in the Barbie movie, and he does a great comical job in the role. However, there may be more to his solutions.

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You may remember his role as Buddy in the hit movie The Christmas Elf, where he travels from a perfect magical land to a big city, and despite not fitting in very well with either world, through courage and heart he goes against self-doubt and corporate stooges. Sound familiar? In this case, his solution could be a meta callback to Elf.

Barbie in the Bible

Greta Gerwig has discussed at length that Barbie is a biblical story. Rather, it is an inversion of the creation myth, since Barbie was created first, then Ken as an extension of her. Made into the “perfect woman,” given her own adventure, she floats through the air and walks across the water of her pool, and ultimately must embark on a journey to regain her lost faith. Even the Birken stocks that Barbie has to wear to find “The Truth” are like sandals that Jesus would wear. Talk about a literal easter egg.

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Gerwig also pointed out that the moment in the film where Barbie creator Ruth Handler touches Barbie’s hand is very similar to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam: “It’s on the same trajectory and angle as the Sistine Chapel,” the director added. Time. “No one will notice that so I have to say it.”

In this moment, Handler even says, “People only have one ending. Ideas last forever.” This could be a reference to religion, or to commodities – or perhaps both.

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The film dancing girl

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At the top of the film, just as Barbie is almost done with her journey of self-discovery, she is given visions of many girls and women in a montage of footage of a beautiful home, which manages to encapsulate the entire core of the film’s themes.

Well, it turns out that this isn’t random footage, but actual recordings of friends and family of the cast and crew. Greta Gerwig admitted Time that she even included images that star Margot Robbie filmed herself on Super 8 over the years: “It’s like sneaking into humanity with something that everyone thinks is a plastic tree.”

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Barbie hits cinemas on July 21. For more information on the film, click here.

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