One of the most anticipated films of the summer, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy and sharing a summer release date with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, has failed to impress Logan Paul. Even though Barbie outperformed Oppenheimer, the film earned favorable reviews from the public and reviewers, who hailed Cillian Murphy’s performance as his best to date.

The life of American theoretical physicist Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer is depicted in Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s 2005 biography American Prometheus which sets the base of the movie. The focus of the film was on his participation in the Manhattan Project during World War II and his subsequent downfall as a result of the 1954 security hearing. Famously referred to as the father of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer was a fascinating subject for Nolan.

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Logan Paul and Cillian Murphy
Logan Paul and Cillian Murphy

Logan Paul admits to walking out of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

Controversial influencer, Logan Paul invited Australian filmmaker brothers Danny and Michael Philippou on his recent episode of ImPaulsive where he admitted that he was not impressed with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer at all. He said,

“I walked out of Oppenheimer. I didn’t know what they were trying [to do]. ‘What are you doing?’ Everyone was just talking. It’s just an hour and a half, 90 minutes, of talking, just talking, talking.”

Paul explained that he felt the movement of the movie slogged and it was too much dialogue driven, adding “It’s all exposition. Nothing Happened”. 

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer failed to impress Logan Paul
Logan Paul says nothing happened in Oppenheimer

This is not the first time Logan Paul has criticized Nolan’s work, because when Interstellar was released in 2014, it also failed to impress the YouTuber, as he noted,

“I was also, separately, 18 minutes into Interstellar, and I was considering walking out because it was so slow, and now Interstellar’s one of my top three favorite movies.”

The YouTuber had also called Jordan Peele’s Nope one of the worst movies he had seen in a long time.

Paul, however, did clarify that Daniel Kaluuya is a phenomenal actor and he loves Jordan Peele but described Kaluuya’s casting as one of the most mundane, vanilla characters, which failed to impress him.

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Twitter users react to Logan Paul’s comment on Oppenheimer 

Oppenheimer, even though failed to impress Logan Paul, did manage to impress the audience at large, with them describing the movie as one of the best movies from Christopher Nolan. After Logan Paul commented that he had walked out of the movie because nothing happened except talking; the fans of the movie did not let this slip away and took to their social media to make sure Paul knew that maybe he needed to give it another try.

Logan Paul
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer failed to impress Logan Paul

A user wrote on Twitter, “I think Logan needs a break”, whereas another wrote, “He just can’t make a good choice omg.” Another added, “Bet he sat through Barbie tho,” in addition to a user’s comment that noted that “Logan Paul about to walk out of a fight and a marriage too”. Someone also commented that who cares what Logan walks out of?

The string of comments under his post had made sure that the YouTuber understood that his comments on Nolan’s movie just made him look like a fool and the fans were not going to take it. Oppenheimer boasts a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has grossed over $720 million at the box office.

The Hollywood Reporters’ Abdi Rahman also wrote after Paul commented on walking out of the movie,

“Paul’s take on Oppenheimer is at direct odds with the consensus, with the film boasting a score of 88 on Metacritic and a 93 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention the almost $720 million return at the worldwide box office.”

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Christopher Nolan on avoiding the inclusion of bombing scenes

Christopher Nolan avoided the inclusion of scenes that showcased the use of the atomic bomb in the cities of Japan, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, which killed about 226,000 people. Most of them were civilians and the radiation left the cities being affected with horrible diseases and terrible disfigurements for years to come.

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan explained why he did not include the bombing scenes in Oppenheimer

During an interview, the director was asked about his decision, to which he said that it was because Nagasaki and Hiroshima happened well outside of the main character’s view, adding;

“We know so much more now than he did at the time. He learned about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the radio, the same as the rest of the world.”

A lot of people agreed with Nolan’s point of view for not including the bombing in the movie as the Father of the Atomic Bomb never experienced the horrors of the bombing, and only heard of it via reports and learned that the effects of the bomb that he created were horrifying and cannot be undone.

Oppenheimer is still playing in theatres.

Source: US Magazine

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