This summer is bringing many amazing movies our way, but Barbie and Oppenheimer are certainly receiving the most buzz. These two highly-anticipated projects are now at the center of a great internet debate, and hilarious memes about them are blowing up all over social media.
The great Barbie vs Oppenheimer debate kicked off after it was announced that both films would hit the theatres on July 21. Film buffs on social media found it hilarious that they’re both premiering on the same day and started a conversation about people picking sides between the two.
Movies premiere on the same date all the time, and this may not seem like a big deal… until you take the stark contrast between the two films into consideration. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is a hilarious comedy about our favorite childhood doll escaping to the real world, while Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer offers a grim look at the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who invented the atomic bomb.
Barbenheimer memes are making fun of the stark contrast between their aesthetic, while also asking people to pick sides. Most moviegoers aren’t too interested in making the choice between the two, and they’re planning to see both as soon as they hit the theatres, so Barbie vs Oppenheimer memes actually served as a great promotional tool for both projects.