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MOVIE REVIEW: Oppenheimer Gets 5 of 5 Stars.

Film Depicts True Story of Atomic Bomb Development During Second World War

Movie goers were really excited this past weekend to have two big movie openings that did not involve superheroes. As a film fan and reviewer I was mostly excited about Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer is a challenging film, but it is also a rewarding one, well worth the three hours it takes to watch it. It is a film that will stay with you long after you have seen it. If you are interested in history, science, or the human condition, then I highly recommend seeing Oppenheimer.

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer is a powerful and thought-provoking film that tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb. The film is ambitious in scope and challenging in its subject matter, but it is also beautifully made and emotionally resonant.

The performances in Oppenheimer are all excellent, with Cillian Murphy giving a tour-de-force performance as Oppenheimer. Murphy captures Oppenheimer's intelligence, charisma, and inner turmoil with great skill. The supporting cast is also strong, with Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr. all giving memorable performances. It is easy to forget how good an actor he is after doing Marvel 's "Iron Man" for all these years.

The film's narrative is complex and nonlinear, jumping back and forth in time to tell the story of Oppenheimer's life and work. This can be a bit confusing at times, but it also helps to create a sense of the urgency and chaos of the time. The film is also visually stunning, with Nolan's trademark use of wide shots and complex action sequences.

The film does not shy away from the science of the Manhattan Project, which can be a bit dense at times. The scene when the test bomb goes off is very impressive and very powerful. The movie does a good job showing Oppenheimer's conflicting feelings about his role in the creation of this weapon.

I enjoyed Oppenheimer. It is a challenging film, but it is also a rewarding one. I suspect I will need to see it a few more times to fully appreciate what a great movie this is. I strongly suspect that there will be a few Oscar nods for this.

I hope to someday read the book, American Prometheus, that this movie is based on.

Oppenheimer is currently being screened at the Regal Cinemas 12 at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales.

 

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