Logan Paul has admitted he walked out of a screening of ‘Walked Out’ Oppenheimer as the “lack of action” didn’t impress him at first.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film is one of the biggest box-office hits of the year, recently grossing over US$700m (£550m) worldwide.
Described as “clever, resourceful, and Nolan at his best” by The IndependentThe film was praised by many critics.
However, the YouTuber and boxer is not one of them Oppenheimeris the legion of fans.
Paul, 28, expressed his apathy towards the film on a recent episode of his podcast. Impulsivewhich he moderates together with his internet colleagues Mike Majlak and George Janko.
“I went out Oppenheimerhe said speaking to his guests, Danny and Michael Philippou, the Australian filmmaking brothers behind A24’s recently released horror hit Talk to me.
The siblings reacted with sheer surprise. When asked why he abandoned the Cillian Muphy-directed film, Paul admitted that he found the film’s movement too slow and too conversational.
“I didn’t know what they were trying to do [to do],” he continued. “‘What are you doing?’ Everyone just talks. It’s just an hour and a half, 90 minutes of talk, just talk, talk.”
He added: “It’s all exhibition. Nothing has happened.”
Paul shared that he had a similarly difficult time enjoying another Nolan film. Interstellar (2014), before later changing his mind.
“I was also there, separately, for 18 minutes Interstellarand I was thinking about going out because it was so slow, and now Interstellaris one of my three favorite films,” noted Paul.
The critically acclaimed time-travelling space epic starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.
Oppenheimer tells the story of real-life physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who helped develop the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is now the highest-grossing World War II film of all time.
In July, before the start of the SAG-AFTRA strike, said Murphy, who plays the title character The Independent that he believes both Interstellar And Dunkirk would make for a great double bill Oppenheimer.
“You could go Interstellarwhich […] explores similar scientific and physical subjects,” he began. “Or you could watch Dunkirkalso set in World War II.
“Dunkirk is shorter, so maybe that fits well because it takes about an hour and a half, and then you’re good to go [Oppenheimer].”
You can read The Independent‘s four-star review by Oppenheimer Here.