I know we’re all excited about the “Barbie” movie coming out this weekend, but many film enthusiasts are planning to do a double-feature and sneak in a screening of “Oppenheimer” as well. That’s probably a good idea, especially since the latter is being billed as one of the best, most important films of the past century. That’s big talk, but hey, if the shoe fits…
Christopher Nolan is the big name director behind the flick, which is all about the real-life story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who’s often been referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb.” “Peaky Blinders” star Cillian Murphy plays the titular role, and Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt also star.
Screenwriter and critic Paul Schrader has lauded praise upon “Oppenheimer” prior to its theatrical release, and he knows what he’s talking about. Schrader wrote “Taxi Driver” and “American Gigolo” just to name a couple. He took to Facebook to share a photo with Nolan and to dub “Oppenheimer” the “best, most important film of this century.”
He added: “If you see one film in cinemas this year it should be ‘Oppenheimer.’ I’m not a Nolan groupie but this one blows the doors off the hinges.” Schrader recommended audiences seek out their local IMAX theater to catch a 70mm version of the movie as well to get the most out of it.
Schrader’s comments really boosted fans’ enthusiasm about the movie, with many saying they’re now looking forward to seeing “Oppenheimer” even more.
“I was already excited to see it but you just blew the expectations through the roof and far beyond!” one person commented. Another simply said, “Wow. That’s high praise coming from you.”