Film enthusiasts who gathered to watch Barbie and Oppenheimer this weekend have already issued a stern warning to moviegoers, admitting that the Barbenheimer marathon may be too much for some.
One thing the two films have in common is that they both had the same release date, which made people very eager for their arrival even though their themes could not be more dissimilar.
As many of you will know by now, Oppenheimer is a biographical thriller about the construction of the atomic bomb, while Barbie is a comedy about the world’s most iconic doll.
The Barbie synopsis says: “After being expelled from Barbieland for being a less than perfect-looking doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness.”
While Oppenheimer is totally different: “During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.”
Despite this, fans kept their promise to watch Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer back-to-back on opening weekend.
Those who have watched both films, however, have resorted to social media to inform viewers of the proper order to see both, warning them not to see Oppenheimer before Barbie.
One viral tweet read: “WARNING: Do NOT watch Oppenheimer before Barbie.”
While another commented: “If u haven’t watched them yet then def watch Barbie first, u will feel empty after Oppenheimer.”
“Even tho u didn’t see it in that order what do you think it would be like to see barbie first, a third wrote.
Despite this, other individuals are disregarding the warning, with one claiming they are starting with Oppenheimer.
“S**t I already set the plans in motion,” one wrote.
While another questioned: “what if I go out for drinks in between?” To which another replied: “I can’t imagine wanting to do anything after Oppenheimer lol.”
However, another disagreed, writing: “Drinking was actually one of the few things that would sound nice after seeing Oppenheimer.”
What order are you planning to watch them?