On the morning of July 3, Mr. Vi Kien Thanh, Director of the Cinema Department, said that the authorities had issued a ban on movie screening. Barbie by Warner Bros. due to illegal installation of “cow’s tongue line”. The decision to ban the screening and distribution of this film was made by the National Film Evaluation and Classification Board after a recent review.
Before that, the movie Barbie is scheduled to premiere domestically on July 21, in line with the global release schedule set by Warner Bros. announced. Currently, posters and information about the movie have been completely removed from cinema sites nationwide. Before that, both Barbie and movies Oppenheimer (2 projects that were still promoting “parasite” together) unexpectedly moved the show schedule from July 21.
Barbie predicted to be a summer “blockbuster” produced by Warner Bros., inspired by the world’s most famous and classic doll toy. The central Barbie character in the film is played by female star Margot Robbie, bringing the audience into the colorful world of plastic dolls. The film by female director Greta Gerwig is also curious when it allows Barbie and the male doll Ken (played by Ryan Gosling) to step into the real world and have many strange adventures.
Currently, domestic audiences are strongly condemning and boycotting the project Barbie because it contains details that violate Vietnam’s sovereignty.