Though hundreds of movies keep releasing every week, there are very few that come with a huge buzz around it. In recent times, if there is one movie that people have been raving about, waiting with bated breaths to watch on the big screens, and circulating different theories about, it has got to be Oppenheimer, directed by one of the passionate directors Hollywood has ever seen, Christopher Nolan.
What’s with this movie and the hype around it?
Christopher Nolan himself!
Do we need another reason to look forward to a movie after hearing this name? Christopher Nolan’s movies have always been well-received, and he has got an immense fan following all over the globe. People fall in love with his filmography, and Oppenheimer seems to be no different from the rest of Nolan’s works. Based on the biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atomic bomb), this movie has been in the news ever since it was announced.
This movie became an instant headline a few months ago, when news broke out that Nolan didn’t use any CGI or VFX effects to show the atomic bomb explosions in the movie. Set in the period between 1942 and 1946, the movie talks about Oppenheimer’s contribution to the not-so-famous Manhattan Project then. How Nolan could have shown this, and what immense quality of camera work would have gone into making this movie?
These questions and more have created a lot of hype for the movie.
Stellar Star Cast
The first thing that strikes movie buffs about Oppenheimer is its stellar star cast. Nolan has managed to pull off a casting coup of sorts with this movie, as he has directed some brilliant performers like Cillian Murphy (lead role), Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, Tony Goldwyn and more! Nolan reuniting with Cillian Murphy is something that every fan is looking forward to, in this movie.
After giving brilliant performances in the Nolan-directed movies like Batman Begins, Inception and Dunkirk, Cillian Murphy, the talented Irish actor, is back in Oppenheimer, playing the titular role, much to the excitement of movie buffs.
An uncomfortable slice of history being shown
Audiences are waiting to see the angle of American history that Nolan would showcase in this movie. There are going to be glimpses of the infamous Japan bombing that led to the loss of thousands of innocent lives, and Nolan’s movie is expected to start a debate on nuclear weapons and their impact on a nation.
We can’t wait to see how Nolan would depict tragedy on the large screen. The news about Nolan using real explosions and practical effects to mimic the Trinity Test instead of CGI has only fuelled the expectations about the movie.
An incredible IMAX experience is guaranteed!
Nolan had last partnered with Warner Brothers in 2000 to distribute his movie. In 2021, when Warner Brothers had decided to release their movies in theatres and OTT platforms like HBO at the same time, Nolan heavily objected to this.
Nolan wanted his movie Oppenheimer to be an exclusive theatrical release only, mainly because it was shot in 65mm, a fact that can be appreciated only on large screens. Audiences have already booked their IMAX tickets in advance for this movie to enjoy the opulence and scale that Nolan had planned for them.
Catch the IMAX experience of Oppenheimer at a theatre near you on the 21st, and you are sure to get transported into a different world altogether!