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Oppenheimer Vs Barbie : Who got the Trophy ?

Thursday, July 27, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Both Barbie and Oppenheimer have been given positive critical acclaim, with Oppenheimer slightly edging out Barbie with a 94% critical score compared to Barbie's 90%. The audience reception is also highly favorable, as Barbie holds an 87% score while Oppenheimer impresses with a 93% score.

Barbie is a children's film made for adults who seem to enjoy its thoughtful and loving execution, avoiding pandering and coming away with a sense of personal existentialism on a familiar object. Oppenheimer, though less of biopic type and more of horror movie, finds compassion in Robert's story, giving him a titanic achievement with great importance and true humanity.

Despite the difficulties both had, they were able to win over their respective audiences. Oppenheimer had to tackle the touchy issue of a man responsible for millions of deaths while Barbie faced initial skepticism because it was about a female lead. Nevertheless, both won and accomplished remarkable box office numbers.

Opening to an impressive $155million during its debut weekend, Barbie reached the biggie of becoming the biggest premiere of the year and went on to earn $183million globally while reaching a total of $337million worldwide. Oppenheimer meanwhile, despite its disadvantages of being R-rated at 24 minutes, still managed to beat expectations by grossing $80.5 million in its opening weekend and 93.7million globally while totaling up to 174 million.

One of Barbie’s advantages in the market was its huge marketing budget,PG-13 which allowed kids to come even though the content is for adults, fueled by the pre-existing popularity and nostalgia associated with the brand. Oppenheimer, being a dark war story, didn't offer the same opportunities for merchandise or clothing tie-ins. However, both films succeeded due to their unique strengths and hot determined support of their respective fan bases.

The success of both movies brought a much-needed resurgence in the cinema experience, with people dressing up for double features, a rare sight in recent years. Despite the rivalry, both films supported and complemented each other, boasting excellent casts, practical effects, set and costume designs, and talented directors.

Quentin Tarantino among others has acknowledged their greatness. In the end, both the films serve to contribute towards the success of the cinema industry proving great films as winners regardless of rivalry or studio history. They instilled audiences with compassion and continue to touch the world of cinema positively.

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