The “Barbie” vs. “Oppenheimer” Debate is Blowing Up All Over the Internet

Cillian Murphy in
Cillian Murphy in "Oppenheimer"

Barbie and Oppenheimer are two of the summer’s most anticipated movies, and the fact that they share the same release date has sent the internet into a tizzy. Barbie vs. Oppenheimer memes are taking the world by storm, hilariously poking fun at a stark contrast between these two highly-anticipated projects.

The Barbie vs. Oppenheimer debate has been brewing for months, and this conversation emerged as soon as it was announced both films would premiere on July 21. As that date approaches, Barbenheimer memes are blowing up all over social media and we can’t get enough of them.

In terms of tone, plot, and production design, Barbie and Oppenheimer couldn’t be any more different from each other. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie shows our favorite doll having a full-on existential crisis and leaving Barbie Land behind, while Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer tells the tale of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, regarded as the father of the atomic bomb.

The memes that fall under this category are pretty versatile, from making fun of their opposing aesthetic to debating which films should we see first in the theatres. Whichever side you choose, you’re on the right team—and some people are even planning to watch them both in a single day!