A bomb dropped on cinemas


Picture credits: Official Oppenheimer Trailer, YouTube

It is unanimously agreed upon by fans that every year, one film is released that shakes the entertainment world. In 2021, it was Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune.” In 2022, it was Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s “Everything, Everywhere All at Once.” And in 2023, that film is speculated to be Christopher Nolan’s long-anticipated “Oppenheimer.” 

“I have not seen it yet, but I have seen clips that Florence Pugh was in, and I am excited to eventually watch it,” Mackenzie Cain, junior, said. 

Before being known for his non-sequential storytelling and for being one of the greatest filmmakers in the modern age, Nolan’s love for film was evident from an early age. Using his father’s old camera to create homemade short films at seven years old, his future as a filmmaker was clear even then. Going on to create critically acclaimed movies such as “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” “Inception,” and “Interstellar,” Nolan’s track record is one of high- praise, winning him multiple awards for not only his directing abilities but his writing and producing abilities as well. It is no wonder that fans are eagerly awaiting Nolan’s newest movie release.

“I have not seen but it looks like a cool movie. It is by the same guy that did the Dark Knight right? It should be good,” Colin McGowan, sophomore, said.  

“Oppenheimer” follows theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s (played by Cillian Murphy) life. He is Los Alamos Laboratory’s director during the Manhattan Project, a secret research and development project during World War II’s height. The movie follows the contributions he made that led to the atomic bomb’s creation and his goal of producing the first nuclear weapons. While the film’s premise might not catch most audience’s attention, the movie’s A-list cast most definitely does. With many liking Robert Downey Jr., Cillian Murphy, Matt Damon, and Florence Pugh, it is no wonder why the intrigue for this movie is so high. 

“I think it [the movie] looks cool. It is not really my thing,” Sam Hidalgo, junior, said. 

Excitement for Nolan’s newest film builds every day, and the man himself has only ever expressed excitement for audiences to see the film as well. One can watch “Oppenheimer,” only in theaters starting July 21, 2023.