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“Yet Brad Pitt an Oscar winner has come out relatively unscathed?”: Margot Robbie Taking All the Blames For the Failure of Babylon Upset Her Fans

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Margot Robbie’s sprint in the industry over the last decade has been startling. From making her first big screen appearance in About Time (2013), a feelgood movie with a serious undertone and some emotional highs, eventually rising to stardom by starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2015’s Martin Scorsese’s classic The Wolf of Wall Street, consequently creating a buzz to her name. Since then the actor’s cruise through the industry escalated by portraying a plethora of characters over the years alongside landing the role of Harley Quinn.

With the tidings of her name being attached to the much-awaited Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, people were assured to encounter another mystic performance by the Australian blonde but it seems things turned out a little divergent.

Margot Robbie.
Margot Robbie.

also read: “Babylon Review: Pure Adrenaline Pumping Cinema”

Babylon bombs at the domestic box-office

One of the most ambitious projects of the year Babylon, directed by the academy award winner Damien Chazelle, comprises a prodigious cast consisting of Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, and Diego Calva alongside Margot Robbie. The movie appeared too substantial to fail but guess the unforeseen occurred.

Babylon receives mixed reviews.
Babylon receives mixed reviews.

Even though the movie did acquire Golden Globe nominations, it wasn’t able to entice the masses in the cinemas. as the fans erupted and started inculpating everything starting from the first divisive impressions before its release, hovering over its explicit and depraved plot and bad weather sweeping the US, the movie failed to capture the audience into the cinemas with an awful $4.85 million four day start with a budget of $80 million.

also read: “As expected’: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie’s ‘Babylon’ is a Colossal Box Office Bomb, Fans Blame Everything from Poor Marketing To Winter Storm”

The Harley Quinn star succumbs to an online rant

As people started inculpating various figures for the movie’s awful start from bad weather to divisive reviews, there have been some articles singling out one of the actors, Margot Robbie.

Margot Robbie takes the heat for the failure of this ambitious project as some call out that her name doesn’t hold enough star power to appeal to the masses after her consecutive box office bombs of the year. Stating “Margot Robbie flopped with Amsterdam and now Babylon,” wrote one person on social media, while another headline read: “Margot Robbie’s latest movie, Babylon, bombs at the box office.”

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Margot Robby as Nellie LaRoyn in Babylon

Correspondingly fans were not jolly about this breakout and  came forward in support of the actress moreover raising questions about why the actor takes the fall for the failure while the academy award winners David Chazelle and Brad Pitt were left out, quoting “relatively unscathed”

also read: “Babylon Star Margot Robbie Kiss Made Brad Pitt Forget His Marriage Vows, Calls It the ‘Best’ He’s Ever Had”

Even though the movie didn’t open with immense triumphant, Margot Robbie rises to the occasion with her performance. Robbie plays Nellie LaRoy, an uprising silent film star who believes someone is either a star or they’re not. despite starring alongside the industry greats, Robbie takes the cake with her mesmerizing performance eventually proving why she is one of the best of this era.

Babylon is playing in theatres

Source: Deadline

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 200 articles.