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The funniest ‘Barbenheimer’ memes in time for the double premiere

The great cinematic battle


By Marissa Chin

FEATURED IMAGES: @JustRalphyyy / Twitter | @RenderDriver / Twitter
The funniest ‘Barbenheimer’ memes in time for the double premiere

It’s the ancient battle between two great forces on opposing ends. Light versus darkness. Good versus evil. Men versus women. And on 21 July, the great cinematic war between Barbie versus Oppenheimer will commence. For Barbie fans, Nolan fans, and cinephiles around the world, their lives have led up to this historic moment. Who will emerge victorious in the end? Will it be the Mattel machine’s PG-13 sugar-sweet and splashy flick about everyone’s favourite blonde doll or a three-hour R-rated grim feature about a man who created the nuclear holocaust? 

Of course, this is not the first time two huge movies have been pitted against each other on the same day. For instance, Blade Runner and The Thing both premiered on 25 June 1982 and went on to be hailed as the greatest sci-fi and horror film respectively by fans. But it is the dichotomy between a flower power girl anthem and a dark biopic of a nuclear physicist which has everyone frothing at their mouths. And so, the Internet phenomenon known as Barbenheimer (also interchangeably known as Barbieheimer) was born.


Ahead of this weekend’s highly anticipated double premiere of Barbie and Oppenheimer, we’ve put together the funniest Barbenheimer memes on the Internet to get you pumped for the battle between these two great summer features. Whether you’re resolutely Team Barbie, Team Oppenheimer or just happy to watch a movie that isn’t about superheroes or part of a huge franchise for once, you’re sure to get a good laugh out of these.


It’s a full-out war 


#meme #sigma #real #thesopranos #tonysoprano #ryangosling #barbie #oppenheimer

♬ Undone – ↻ ◁ II ▷ ↺


@meandthegameyt who’s going with me to barbie? #barbie #oppenheimer #auntmay ♬ original sound – me&thegame



Who says you can’t watch both?


A great marketing strategy


When Barbie and Oppenheimer bring out your two personalities


Wait, these fan-edited crossovers are actually really good…


She’s a Blonde Bombshell! 👱🏻‍♀️ 💣 #barbenheimer #barbie #oppenheimer 😝

♬ original sound – Joel Phillips



JULY 21 🫡 #barbie #barbiemovie #edit #cinema #film #oppenheimer #christophernolan #gretagerwig #margotrobbie #cillianmurphy #ryangosling

♬ original sound – velmorfilm


Remember: there’s no real beef, just wholesome vibes


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