I must take my hat off to the marketing team at Warner Bros. who managed to fool us into thinking that ‘Barbie’ was going to be a family friendly, light-hearted comedy about the adventures of a pair of dolls who find themselves in the real world. Warner Bros. managed to give the impression that audiences would be treated to some sight gags and a series of amusing montages showing Barbie and Ken trying to adapt to the ways of the human being, finished off at the end with some sort of weak morality tale about ‘finding your true self.
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