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Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie
Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie
Warner Bros. Pictures
Culture > Entertainment

I’m not going to lie, the new Barbie trailer made me nostalgic

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Gettysburg chapter.

This could be an unpopular opinion, but as a kid, I absolutely loved Barbies. They were so important to me and I had quite a collection. I loved coming up with stories about each one and looked forward to holidays and birthdays where I could get accessories for them. When I heard there was going to be a movie, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, I wasn’t sure what they would do with this film. I saw the trailer yesterday and wasn’t sure what to expect. Barbies were a huge part of my childhood and I think in that sense that the whole concept of Barbie means something to me.

However, I was very surprised by how nostalgic it made me. The younger me would have flipped out over this trailer and the fact that there’s going to be a Barbie movie in the theater. Now, the older me is also excited because I love the cast, but I am additionally excited because I feel like I can experience some of that excitement from my childhood all over again. Watching the trailer brought me back to all those times I was so happy with my Barbies. I found myself experiencing that childhood excitement again anticipating this film and what it will be like. I had to watch the trailer a couple of times because the first time I could only think of my younger self and how excited she would be to see this film, especially in the theater. If you had a similar reaction, you’re not alone and don’t be embarrassed. For a few seconds I was slightly embarrassed by how nostalgic I was feeling, but that embarrassment quickly changed to excitement because the truth is that I want to see this film because it brings me back to my childhood and that is meaningful to me. In my opinion, the trailer did not give too much away, so there is some wonder as to what will happen. After seeing the trailer, I can confidently say that yes, I am 22 years old, but yes, I am very excited to see this film when it comes to theaters.

Mary James

Gettysburg '23

Gettysburg College '23 WGS Major Education and English Minor Coffee Connoisseur