Even Nolan Himself Seems to Embrace Barbenheimer: 'It's Terrific'

Even Nolan Himself Seems to Embrace Barbenheimer: 'It's Terrific'
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Summer movies are finally back!

Ever since the pandemic hit in 2020, it looked like the days of traditional moviegoing were officially over, as television and streaming began to dominate during those months of isolation. And even though COVID is no longer a global threat, some people are still afraid to go to the movies, or have simply become too lazy to go, which obviously threatens the entire industry.

However, it looks like this summer will finally be the long-awaited renaissance of moviegoing, and we should thank Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan for that.

Without a doubt, Barbie and Oppenheimer are the most anticipated movies of the summer, and not just because of the big stars like Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, Cillian Murphy, and Matt Damon. The fact that both films will premiere on the same day, July 21, has made them even more iconic in the eyes of fans, who are fully expecting an unprecedented box-office battle next week.

However, even though the idea of premiering big movies on the same day may sound like a huge mistake on the part of Hollywood's producers, it seems that Christopher Nolan agrees that this decision is actually for the best. The iconic director recently commented on how fruitful this double feature will be for the entire industry.

'Summer, in a healthy marketplace, is always crowded, and we've been doing this a long time. I think for those of us who care about movies, we've been really waiting to have a crowded marketplace again, and now it's here and that's terrific,' Nolan said.

While the idea of two movies battling for audiences on the same weekend sounds like a great way to boost an underperforming industry, the best thing about Oppenheimer and Barbie is that the movies are not actually battling each other. In fact, a lot of people want to see both Barbie and Oppenheimer in the same weekend, which could easily make it one of the most lucrative weekends in recent years.

Thanks to Hollywood's unorthodox release date decision, the entire movie theater industry will benefit, as both Barbie and Oppenheimer are absolutely worth seeing on the big screen.

Source: IGN.