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Oppenheimer Blows Past Barbie On Rotten Tomatoes With A Near Perfect Score

Before they come out, both Greta Gerwig's Barbie and Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer are getting a lot of attention. The reviews for Oppenheimer finally came out on Wednesday, July 19, a day after the reviews for Barbie. while it is expected that Oppenheimer blows past Barbie on Rotten Tomatoes with a near perfect score, it is expected that Barbie will sell more tickets than Oppenheimer.

Kenzo Norman
Jul 21, 20233930 Shares130989 Views
This week, two of the biggest movies of the year are coming out at the same time as a historic actors' strike. This makes Hollywood feel like the center of the world more than ever. Before they come out on July 21, both Greta Gerwig's Barbie and Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer are getting a lot of attention.
The reviews for Oppenheimer finally came out on Wednesday, July 19, a day after the reviews for Barbie, while it is expected that Oppenheimer blows past Barbie on Rotten Tomatoeswith a near perfect score, it is expected that Barbie will sell more tickets than Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer Blows Past Barbie On Rotten Tomatoes

Oppenheimer | New Trailer

Barbie has an amazing 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes before it comes out on Friday. In the movie, directed by Greta Gerwig, who won an Oscar, Barbie (Margot Robbie) has a psychological crisis and has to leave Barbieland to figure out what her real purpose is.
Her sort-of boyfriend Ken (Ryan Gosling) joins her on her journey of self-discovery, but as soon as they enter the "real world," they learn some hard truths about themselves while trying to avoid the fake CEO of doll maker Mattel (Will Ferrell). Robbie plays the title character, who loves pink, in the hit movie. Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Simu Liu, and Dua Lipa are also in the group.
And on Wednesday, the much-anticipated movie made its debut on a website that collects reviews. It got a good score, and most of the 96 reviews agreed that Barbie is a must-see.
With a great 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Oppenheimer has not only beaten Gerwig's movie, which has a comfortable 89% rating, but it has also become Nolan's best-reviewed work to date. The Dark Knight, which was once one of Nolan's best movies, used to have the most reviews (94%).
The new movie Oppenheimer also did better than Nolan's Tenet from 2020, which only scored 69%. Other Nolan works, like Memento, Dunkirk, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar, have also been surpassed by this film.
The movie is strong not just because it has a lot of viewers, but also because it has a good story and has been reviewed well by people like Patrick Cavanaugh of ComicBook. Cavanaugh said that Nolan's Oppenheimer was a deep look into his thinking skills. He said that the movie was "a universal representation of human struggles"that didn't just focus on those struggles but also criticized how global wars work.
Cavanaugh says that the film's greatness comes from how current it is. Even though the movie takes place 70 years ago, the way it looks at geopolitical tensions and how government policies change is eerily important to our own time.
Barbie is expected to make $110 million in its first weekend in the US, while Oppenheimer is expected to make $50 million. This week, Axios said that theaters in Texas, Washington, DC, and Atlanta have already sold out of tickets for the movie about the famous toy doll, which stars Margot Robbie.
The London premiere of Oppenheimer, on the other hand, was cut short because the company left early to get ready for the SAG-AFTRA strike order, which started a few hours after the event.
The actors' union joined the Writers Guild of America, which has been on strike since early May. Both groups want increases in base pay and residuals in the age of streaming TV, as well as guarantees that their jobs won't be done by AI.

Barbie | Main Trailer

Conclusion

On Tuesday, Barbie came out and got a great score of 89 percent on the website that collects reviews. But Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer opened with a score of 97 percent, which was better than Greta Gerwig's film. There's no doubt that these numbers could change as more reviews come in. Because of Oppenheimer's music, this is Nolan's best movie so far. The Dark Knight (2008), the second movie in his Batman series, has a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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