“I’m studying critics’ assaults of Barbie versus the fawning over Oppenheimer. Each movies are nice [and] one was made by a girl,” Vardalos, 60, wrote by way of her Instagram on Saturday, July 22. “The unique My Big Fat Greek Wedding obtained scathing evaluations, even attacking my appears to be like. Then [the viewers] spoke up together with your wallets and love, I obtained nominated for an Academy Award, plus extra performing, writing awards.”
She continued: “And I typically take into consideration the meanest critics having to sit down by 20 years of meals with their household quoting my traces 😈.”
Vardalos — who has since made her Instagram account personal — wrote and starred in 2002’s My Large Fats Greek Marriage ceremony about 30-something Toula as she labored in her household’s Greek restaurant whereas dodging their overbearing matchmaking makes an attempt. After vowing to take cost of her life, Toula goes again to highschool, will get a brand new job at her aunt’s journey company and falls in love with trainer Ian Miller (John Corbett). Her household is then tasked with throwing them an enormous Greek marriage ceremony.
Whereas the critics initially panned the film, fan enthusiasm grew rampant — and led to two sequels. My Large Fats Greek Marriage ceremony 2 premiered in 2016 and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is slated for a theatrical release later this year on September 8.
Barbie — Greta Gerwig’s movie about the beloved doll brand — and Oppenheimer — Christopher Nolan’s historic epic concerning the creation of the atomic bomb — stoked a rivalry since they each hit theaters on Friday, July 21. Followers have even taken sides within the matter by proclaiming which movie they wanted to see on opening weekend or first in a “Barbenheimer” double characteristic.
“I believe the Barbie [and] Oppenheimer rivalry is hilarious,” Barbie actress Issa Rae instructed The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month on the crimson carpet premiere. “I like that there’s solidarity although [and instead of] folks making an attempt to pit us in opposition to one different, it’s became a double-feature state of affairs.”
Rae, 38, added: “Clearly, you need to see Oppenheimer first then cleanse your palate with Barbie. Why would I need to depress my [weekend]? It’s concerning the atomic bomb, individuals are going to die, like, I need to [end my weekend with] mimosas and cocktails after Barbie! I don’t need to sulk.”
Barbie — which additionally stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling — in the end raked in an estimated $155 million on the home field workplace throughout its opening weekend. The sum is nearly double what Oppenheimer introduced in, which was additionally above projections at $80.5 million.