From the famed director who brought iconic cinematic hits like The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan has once again created a biographical thriller, sure to be an instant classic. Oppenheimer, a story based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin, simultaneously provides an escape from today’s world and an eerie real connection to modern-day events.
Following the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, played by Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer details the development of the world’s first atomic bomb. Immersed in global conflict from World War II, the ramifications of the atomic bomb’s development and ultimate use proved to change how history progressed. The movie expertly details the immense paradox Oppenheimer and fellow scientists faced as new technology for the atomic weapon also led to tremendous destruction and loss of life. Enigmatic but brilliant, J. Robert Oppenheimer is thrust to the forefront of developing, testing, and implementing dangerous new technology, while also unleashing a new weapon that would define what modern warfare would become. Murphy is joined by a star-studded list of actors and actresses, including Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., and Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh.
Other notable actors and actresses help complete the cast, including Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, and Josh Hartnett. Dane Dehaan, David Krumholtz, Dylan Arnold, and Alden Ehrenreich from Solo: A Star Wars Story also appear in this instant summer classic. Oscar winner Rami Malek and eight-time Oscar-nominated actor Kenneth Branaugh round out the A-list cast.
While history and science buffs will certainly enjoy the movie’s content, the new Oppenheimer movie will surely delight movie fanatics with its unparalleled unique cinematography and special effects. The movie was filmed in combination with IMAX producing 655mm and 65mm large-format film. For the first time ever, movie fans will experience IMAX black-and-white analog photography. Experience every painstaking trial and error, test run, and ultimate deployment of the world’s first atomic bomb in beautifully filmed detail.
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