Lambcast #695 Barbie

by Richard Kirkham · July 24, 2023 · Featured, LAMBcast · 1 Comment

The Lamb Community chose this as the new feature that they wanted covered for July. They appear to have chosen wisely because this was the biggest opening of the year, and a marketing success across the board. This week the Lamb contributes to the marketing behemoth that “Barbie” has become by discussing the films merits, faults, politics, music and dance numbers.

Barbie and Ken face an existential crisis and must travel to the real world to deal with it. Jeanette Ward and Matthew Simpson face the same crisis so that’s why they decided to join the show. Cinema Recall crashed the party as well, adding both the Vern and Ashley to the discussion. The love for this movie was almost universal on the show…almost. There was one dark storm cloud mucking things up and dispensing negative vibes in the face of all the happiness. 

So does “Barbie” deserve to be convicted of crimes against cinema or celebrated as a movie that brings audience to the theater. Only the wisdom of Solomon would suffice in this conflict, and cleaving the movie in two would be a good idea for at least one person on the show. You should come by and listen, you could discover your own real world if you just put on your skates.


Discussion   3:50

Spoiler Wall Falls   26:15

Exit Question   1:04:00


Our Participants 

The Vern and Ashley   Cinema Recall   C.R.A.C.K.  

Jeanette   The Mundane Adventures of a Fan Girl   

Matthew   Awesome Friday  

Richard    KAMAD  


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