Nia Vardalos Compares ‘Barbie’ and ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Reviews

Barbie and Oppenheimer have taken about the box business office — but filmmaker Nia Vardalos is not liking what she’s observing in phrases of the comparisons.

“I’m reading through critics’ attacks of Barbie compared to the fawning over Oppenheimer. Both equally movies are fantastic [and] 1 was produced by a girl,” Vardalos, 60, wrote by way of her Instagram on Saturday, July 22. “The original My Massive Fat Greek Wedding day got scathing reviews, even attacking my seems to be. Then [the viewers] spoke up with your wallets and really like, I bought nominated for an Academy Award, in addition far more performing, creating awards.”

She ongoing: “And I at times feel about the meanest critics owning to sit by way of 20 many years of meals with their family members quoting my lines 😈.”

Vardalos — who has since produced her Instagram account private — wrote and starred in 2002’s My Large Extra fat Greek Wedding ceremony about 30-a little something Toula as she worked in her family’s Greek cafe while dodging their overbearing matchmaking attempts. Right after vowing to acquire demand of her daily life, Toula goes again to university, receives a new position at her aunt’s vacation agency and falls in appreciate with trainer Ian Miller (John Corbett). Her family members is then tasked with throwing them a significant Greek marriage ceremony.

Although the critics in the beginning panned the movie, lover enthusiasm grew rampant — and led to two sequels. My Significant Body fat Greek Marriage 2 premiered in 2016 and My Significant Unwanted fat Greek Marriage ceremony 3 is slated for a theatrical release afterwards this year on September 8.

Nia Vardalos Laments on Critical 'Barbie' Reviews, Relates From 'Big Fat Greek Wedding' Experience

Nia Vardalos as Toula Portokalos and John Corbett as Ian Miller in ‘My Major Extra fat Greek Wedding.’
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Barbie Greta Gerwig’s movie about the beloved doll brand — and Oppenheimer — Christopher Nolan’s historical epic about the development of the atomic bomb — stoked a rivalry considering the fact that they the two hit theaters on Friday, July 21. Admirers have even taken sides in the subject by proclaiming which motion picture they needed to see on opening weekend or 1st in a “Barbenheimer” double feature.

“I imagine the Barbie [and] Oppenheimer rivalry is hilarious,” Barbie actress Issa Rae told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this thirty day period at the crimson carpet premiere. “I enjoy that there’s solidarity while [and instead of] individuals making an attempt to pit us from one particular other, it’s turned into a double-attribute circumstance.”

Rae, 38, additional: “Obviously, you need to see Oppenheimer first then cleanse your palate with Barbie. Why would I want to depress my [weekend]? It’s about the atomic bomb, men and women are going to die, like, I want to [end my weekend with] mimosas and cocktails after Barbie! I really do not want to sulk.”

Barbie — which also stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling — ultimately raked in an believed $155 million at the domestic box office for the duration of its opening weekend. The sum is just about double what Oppenheimer brought in, which was also over projections at $80.5 million.

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