“There’s just no way”: Barbie Faces Backlash For 1 Scene That Looks More Like a Car Commercial Than a Billion-Dollar Film Sequence

The Chevrolet ad placement in Barbie, is just the worst thing ever!

“There’s just no way”: Barbie Faces Backlash For 1 Scene That Looks More Like a Car Commercial Than a Billion-Dollar Film Sequence

SUMMARY

  • Greta Gerwig did an amazing job as the director of Barbie, even if she was snubbed by the Academy from a Best Director nomination.
  • The Chevrolet car sequence that is CGI-ed into the movie was criticized by fans for looking like a car commercial.
  • Gerwig said that cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto has shot for Xar commercials previously, so he could have been behind the sequence.
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The highest-grossing movie of 2023 – Barbie – has been at the tip of every moviegoers tongue, even before the movie was released. From its over-the-top, on-brand, and cleverly done marketing to the movie itself, there was a lot to unfold. Greta Gerwig did an amazing job as a director, even if she was snubbed by the Academy from a Best Director nomination, and she made sure that every cast member in the movie perfectly embodied their characters.

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Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie

Leading lady Margot Robbie’s Barbie was brought to life emmaculately, as was Ryan Gosling’s Ken. Nut they were not the only Barbie’s and Ken’s in the movie, and every other actor played their part perfectly – whether as a doll or as a human. As is apparent from the two Academy Award nominations for Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera for the Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role category. But even this seemingly perfect movie had some not so perfect moments, so let’s get into it!

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Barbie Movie or Car Commercial?

The world of Barbie is blindingly pink, where everything seems perfect. But in the real world, not so much. But even in this real world, where every shot in the movie looked brilliantly shot, there was one sequence that many thought looked completely out of place. Can you guess what it is yet?

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Barbie Chevy sequence

We are talking about the Chevrolet car sequence that is actually CGI-ed into the movie. The car scene with America Ferrera driving a Chevy Blazer EV SS to rescue Margot Robbie’s Barbie looked more like a car commercial than an actual scene in the movie. It was so corny and disproportionate with the rest of the movie that it almost felt like it was not part of the movie at all.

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Fans React to the Barbie Chevy Commercial Scene

The fans of the movie were pretty disappointed of the scene, to say the least. Though ad placements in movies are nothing new, this one in particular looked quite unfitting. Fans think there is no way director Greta Gerwig or cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto had anything to do with it. And it is quite possible, as rumors suggest the scene was shot by the Second Unit of the movie.

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Margot Robbie in and as Barbie

But on the other hand, in a directors commentary, Gerwig said that Prieto has shot for car commercials previously, so it is possible that he was behind this sequence in the movie as well.

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Barbie is available for rent on Prime Video.

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Swagata Das

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Swagata works as a Senior Features Editor at FandomWire. Having previously worked as a Content Writer, her passion for everything pop culture became her true calling as she now works with a global team of writers to brainstorm unique, groundbreaking ideas. Having done her Masters in English Literature, Swagata is a self-professed K-Pop addict with an affinity to work her charms on unsuspecting friends to induct them into the fandom cult.