TikTok and Twitch Streamer @salty._.yuuri posted a now-viral video about a Barbie movie night gone wrong.
The video is captioned, “OMG, they stopped the movie ’cause people switched from Oppenheimer to Barbie without paying.”
Apparently, some clever moviegoers decided to ditch Chris Nolan’s Oppenheimer and sneak into Greta Gerwig’s Barbie instead. Eventually, however, the theater caught on and decided to deal with it by freezing Barbie and checking everyone’s tickets.
The video shows a freeze frame of Ryan Gosling’s Ken, and @salty._.yuuri pans around, capturing everyone’s reactions to the situation.
As we all know, Barbie and Oppenheimer took the internet by storm when they both dropped on the same day. The chaos was dubbed “Barbenheimer.”
Before their big premiere on July 21, people went nuts on social media, creating mixed poster memes in a promotional frenzy. The creativity was off the charts, and we have to admit, it was super fun.
Hollywood Studios even jumped on the hype train with some big marketing budgets.
Even Cillian Murphy, the star of Oppenheimer, weighed in on the whole craze in a TikTok, saying, “It’s fantastic for the industry and the audience to have two amazing films by awesome filmmakers dropping on the same day.”
This double release got everyone on the internet talking, and it’s been a breath of fresh air for nostalgic moviegoers.
The movie industry has been going through a rough patch, trying to bounce back after 2020. Luckily, fans were pumped and ready to spend their hard-earned cash on not just one but two totally different films on the same day.
Yes, people are actually watching “Barbenheimer” back-to-back. However, it’s also bringing up a moral question, can you just walk out of “Oppenheimer” and stroll into the screening of “Barbie”?
Well, no, especially when the theater is packed. It’s not that simple, especially with reserved seating making things even trickier.
People in the comments had mixed opinions.
Some felt that they paid for their ticket and should be able to change their mind and watch another movie, while others felt the responsibility was on the theater to handle the situation and not disrupt the movie.
The original TikTok poster, however, was critical of those who tried to hop between movies, saying that it’s not cool to mess up everyone’s experience, especially when they paid to watch a particular movie.
At the end of the day, it’s essential to respect the theater rules and others’ experiences. Pay for your movie, get your seat early for the best view, and don’t go sneaking into another movie and stealing someone’s spot.
But hey, if you’re upset about how the theater works, you can always go ahead and buy tickets for both movies! If that wasn’t enough to convince you, both of these movies are trending at over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes right now, and there are plenty of stellar reviews for both of them.