What the heck is “Barbenheimer?” Why is everyone talking about it? Don’t worry. We have answers.
First and foremost, let’s break down the word itself. Barb-enheimer. “Barb,” representing Barbie, “-enheimer,” representing Oppenheimer. Does it make a bit more sense now? Barbie plus Oppenheimer. Like “Brangelina.”
Alright, now that’s out of the way, why have we mashed these two words up? Well, on Friday, July 21, 2023, lightning struck, and two aesthetically opposite films were released. The highly anticipated Barbie movie from Greta Gerwig, and Christopher Nolan’s war drama, Oppenheimer. One represents all things girly and pink, the other tackling the story of the design of the atomic bomb.
Two diametrically opposed films. One day. This is: Barbenheimer.
Irony aside, it’s really fun that these two movies received essentially equal hype due to their simultaneous release. They will both almost definitely see a huge opening weekend. Honestly, why just pick one? See both! On the same day! But there is a huge choice to make. Which one should you see first? Well, that all depends upon personal preference.
Don’t miss out on seeing these two soon-to-be box office smash hits. Consider participating in this Barbenheimer hype. You know you want to.