MOVIE NEWS – Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is causing explosions in cinemas, including from an acclaimed filmmaker who has made a bold claim.
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie will hit cinemas on the same day in what fans are calling the “Barbenheimer phenomenon”. As the release dates for both films approach, the rave reviews from critics are exploding with the impending audience. Another acclaimed filmmaker recently praised the density of the subject matter and Nolan’s genius.
Oppenheimer Julius explores the life of American physicist Robert Oppenheimer, the ‘father of the atomic bomb’, as he sets about the Manhattan Project.
As the premiere date approached, filmmakers, critics and fans who saw early screenings praised the film. Most recently, writer-director Paul Schrader joined the “Barbenheimer mania”. In a Facebook post, the screenwriter of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Last Temptation of Christ said that Nolan’s epic was “the best, most important film of the century.” Schrader also recommended that if there’s one film in cinemas this year, it should be Oppenheimer.
Schrader is not the only industry member to note his excitement about the film. A big fan of seeing the movie in theatres, Tom Cruise took to Twitter to encourage fans to attend the double feature event this summer. Oppenheimer, Barbie and Harrison Ford posed with tickets to Indiana Jones 5. “I love a double feature, and it doesn’t get more explosive (or more pink) than one with Oppenheimer and Barbie,” Cruise wrote.
Since the early screenings began, critics have published excellent reviews. Oppenheimer is expected to be a financial success in terms of box office. Projections are for a $40-49 million opening weekend, while Barbie is expected to gross $90-110 million. Of course, you can find reviews of both films on theGeek, specifically here and here!