Bill Maher’s shift during the most recent part of his career has been a joy to watch. Maher has become one of the leading talk show voices when it comes to bashing the absurd over-politicization of Hollywood and its constant virtue signaling. This time, Maher took aim at the absurd new Barbie movie, calling it “preachy” and “man-hating” among other scathing remarks.
This time, Maher used Elon Musk’s X social media platform to write a four-paragraph piece about his disgust with the Barbie movie. He started by going straight for he point, giving a blunt and honest opinion of the movie.
“I was hoping it wouldn’t be preachy, man-hating, and a #ZombieLie – alas, it was all three,” Maher said. “What is a Zombie Lie? Something that never was true, but certain people refuse to stop saying it (tax cuts for the rich increase revenues, e.g.); OR something that USED to be true but no longer is, but certain people pretend it’s still true. “Barbie” is this kind of #ZombieLie.”
Plenty of other fans feel the same way that Maher does. The movie was doomed to start from the beginning when Hollywood executives decided that it must push feminist messaging on its audience. A simple movie about barbie dolls coming to life would have broken box office records and created a lasting brand, but Hollywood just cannot seem to get out of its own way.
Maher explained the feminist messaging and its absurdity in the film, by saying, “At one point the Barbies have to win over the Kens, and they are told to do it by pretending to act helpless and not know how to do stuff. Helen Gurley Brown called, she wants her premise back. Yes, that WAS a thing. I saw “Barbie” with a woman in her 30s who said, “I don’t know a single woman of any age who would act like that today.”‘
In his final argument, Maher confronts the upcoming remark that he is likely to receive from the radical left. They’ll tell him that his opinion is unwanted and useless because he is a man. To them, no man could ever understand the world from the view of a woman. That may be true, but the feminist movement portrayed in the movie has ignored plenty of basic facts of today’s world.
Maher wrote, “I know, I know, ‘How could I know about the patriarchy, I AM a man!’ That argument is so old and so silly. Of course, none of us can know exactly what others go through life, but I can see the world around me, and I can read data.”
So, there you have it. A Bill Maher review of the movie. It is worth noting that he says that the movie was “fun” and that he “enjoyed it.” If you’re the type that can ignore the constant political messaging, it may be a good movie to see. But for many they were forced to endure the movie seething mad at the constant lecturing from out-of-touch Hollywood.
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