The director, Christopher Nolan, is considered one of the leading filmmakers of the 21st century. Known for his blockbuster hits like Man of Steel, Justice League, The Dark Knight, and Interstellar, to name a few, many fans and film enthusiasts have been anticipating his work with “Oppenheimer”, the story of American theoretical physicist and father of the atomic bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer.

It has this dizzying way of slicing and dicing psychodrama, political betrayal, and scientific inquiry, packed into a three-hour long cinematic masterpiece that restates the history written and directed by the ingenious Nolan himself.

The plot of this movie heavily revolves around his involvement in the Manhattan Project — the top-secret US program to build nuclear weapons in Los Alamos, New Mexico, that aims to create a bomb that would end the Second World War.

During the moments he spent at the university, Oppie (played by Cillian Murphy) is being haunted by the brave new world of quantum physics right before his consciousness. He sees a phantasmagorical groove of particles, waves pulsating and aglow in vibratory bands of light that disrupt his mind, birthing the first atomic bomb.

While the US government saw the potential of his invention and intended to drop it on Hiroshima, Japan, Oppenheimer fiercely stood his ground in preventing the nuclear bomb from being used again after his test run in 1945 called “Trinity”.

In the film, he said using the nuclear weapon would create a horrific demonstration of why we could never do it again. Oppenheimer is a tragic and profoundly American hero who helped mold the contemporary world but fell victim to his country’s selfish greed.

Oppenheimer’s greatest tragedy was not being able to defend himself from the bogus accusations of his connection with the communist movement. It was the fact that he wasn’t able to save the future from his own invention.

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