Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Cup Series Driver Denny Hamlin came to give his take on the Hollywood film based on the iconic Barbie fashion doll. This is the first live action film about the world famous Mattel doll collections. The film was made on a budget of $145 million and did not suit the 23XI Racing co-owner’s taste.
It was no surprise that Hamlin had to go see the movie since he and his girlfriend, Fish of Jordan have two daughters. Known for his outspokenness, the #11 TRD driver didn’t hold back his criticism and quickly called the movie the worst.
Hamlin took to Twitter to share his frustration and give his blunt rating, he tweeted, “Barbie might be the worst movie ever made. Even Will Farrell couldn’t save him.” He claimed legendary actor Will Farrell, who debuted in the cult NASCAR film Talladega Nights, could save him.
The film starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken produced a mixed set of reactions from fans online. It depicts the story of a matriarchal Barbie society in Barbeiland. The film grossed over $300 million in its first week of release, but faces stiff market competition from Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.
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NASCAR joined the ‘Barbenheimer’ trend using Denny Hamlin’s driver
The simultaneous release of two films sparked the interesting social phenomenon “Barbenheimer.” Audiences are pushed to see the two films as a double feature. It also produced a meme fest on Twitter.
Nolan’s Oppenheimer is portrayed as drama-filled and serious, while Barbie is portrayed as funky drama. So, individuals are sharing photos of themselves in funky and serious outfits. Such memes are going viral, and NASCAR hasn’t been shy about joining in using Tyler Red Dickthe pictures of.
Reddick joined the team owned by the NBA legend Michael Jordan in 2023 and was the top driver for them this year over teammate Bubba Wallace. NASCAR, via their official account, shared two images where in one Reddick looks serious where, and the other is of him celebrating a win with a blonde wig on his head.
Hamlin and his team will have to go into Oppenheimer mode on Sunday, as the Cup playoffs are just six races away. Hamlin and Reddick both secured places in the last 16 with a win, but Bubba Wallace did not. They need to help him reach his first playoffs by wins or points while also working to secure them a playoff advantage.