Barbenheimer has taken over the world, and for good reason. Greta Gerwig’s pastel blockbuster has taken her leagues above her previous work, while Christoper Nolan’s latest has proven that the master of being kinda snobbish about VFX can make a movie with limited action work incredibly well.
Barbie has taken the lead and soared across the billion-dollar mark in no time at all, but in terms of Oscar-worthy storytelling and acting, Oppenheimer is set to sweep the awards board. Unfortunately, one famous face wasn’t quite convinced by Nolan’s intention.
Logan Paul walked out of Oppenheimer
Logan Paul, wrestler and host of the ImPaulsive podcast, has revealed that he wasn’t quite won over by the latest effort from Christopher Nolan. Speaking during an episode of his podcast featuring Talk To Me directors Danny and Michael Philippou, Paul claims he walked out of Oppenheimer ahead of the big dramatic dropping of the bomb.
“I walked out of Oppenheimer,” he says on the podcast, met with behest from his guests. “I didn’t know what they were trying to – what are you doing? Everyone’s just talking. An hour and a half, 90 minutes of just talking, talking, talking. It’s all exposition. Nothing happened.”
Considering Oppenheimer has a 93% Critic and 91% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, Logan Paul looks like something of an outlier when it comes to his views. Still, everyone is entitled to an opinion. Part of us questions whether Paul actual hated Oppenheimer or has simply said this for the clout.
Logan Paul did the same for Interstellar – but now he loves it
Though Logan Paul seems to reckon that walking out of Oppenheimer was the right call, he confesses that Nolan’s other work gripped him after boring him.
“Separately, 18 minutes into Interstellar I was considering walking out because it was so slow, and now Interstellar’s one of my top 3 favourite movies.”
It’s hard to see why Oppenheimer couldn’t have done the same for Paul, but then again, there is a lot of talking in it. Logan Paul has always been one for action over talk, anyway.