Bidens head to summer blockbuster ‘Oppenheimer’ during beach vacation
Aug 1, 2023, 8:04 PM | Updated: 8:08 pm
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
REHOBOTH BEACH, Delawar (AP) — President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden took a break from their Delaware beach vacation to see the summer blockbuster “Oppenheimer.”
The Bidens after a quick dinner at Matt’s Fish Camp in nearby Lewes went to an early evening showing of the three-hour movie about the life of Manhattan Project mastermind J. Robert Oppenheimer.
“The whole film is about consequences. The delayed onset of consequences that people often forget — the film is full of different representations of that. Some visceral, some more narrative.” – Christopher Nolan (via @Variety) pic.twitter.com/7uQN5JI7cl
— Oppenheimer – A Film by Christopher Nolan (@OppenheimerATOM) July 31, 2023
The Bidens for their dinner-and-date chose “Oppenheimer” over the even bigger blockbuster “Barbie,” which was showing at the same time at Movies at Midway theater.
The total box office in U.S. and Canadian theaters on the weekend was more than $300 million, the fourth highest ever. Warner Bros.’ “Barbie” grossed $162 million domestically, the best opening of the year. Universal’s “Oppenheimer” took in $82.4 million.
Director Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” tells the story of the man who changed the course of the world’s history by shepherding the development of the first atomic bomb.
One can clearly see, based on the gravitas by which Oppenheimer speaks, that his heart and conscious were still very heavy, even after 20 years post-the Trinity nuclear test in the clip.
And to know that three years after Trinity, in 1948, Oppenheimer (and other lead scientists… pic.twitter.com/tdZw2Qfjcf
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