Dude Rates Movies


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Christopher Nolan | 2023 | USA, UK
Saturday 22 July 2023 (watched, at the theater ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ)

Alright, good stuff.

What works very well ๐Ÿ‘

  • Cillian "Now I am become Oppenheimer" Murphy.
  • The representation of guilt. Magnificent demonstration of "show, don't tell". The speech scene is brilliant; especially with the public thumping being a leitmotiv of anxiety before the actual scene.
  • As a science enthusiast, getting to see different scientists of this era as various characters is like watching new superheros being introduced in the Avengers; very exciting! Although my man Feynman could have been more than an extra. ๐Ÿ˜ข
  • The accuracy of the screenplay in comparison to the biography I've read.
  • Me having tachycardia during the introduction the scene. Holly shit.
  • 3 hours passes by like a bang! ๐Ÿคญ

What works less well ๐Ÿคจ

  • First and final act being feature-length trailers. establishing shot of some city CUT TO oppenheimer in his bed thinking about the universe VOICE-OVER you should move to some other city to study whatever CUT TO establishing shot of other city CUT TO weird-ass shot of some sparkly universe stuff apparently made without CGI MUSIC GOES BRRR. Yo please let me breathe, what about you insert some actual scene in there.
  • <spoiler>The explosion itself gives no sense of scale whatsoever. All information I'm getting is that it was very bright; there was fire in the sky; light is faster than sound. Feynman's written report in Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman is more thrilling than the movie's depiction.</spoiler>
  • The whole atmosphere ignition shenanigans blown out of proportion.
  • Einstein just fucking spawning in some front-yard to deliver quick life advice. ๐Ÿ˜‚