First Impressions of….Oppenheimer

The new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s film suggests a detailed historical drama that will open our eyes about the creation of the atomic bomb and the man behind it.

There is no doubting that Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film is set to feature spectacular special effects to bring to life this fascinating piece of history about the creation of the world’s most devastating and powerful weapon, created by Julius Robert Oppenheimer and played in this film by Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy.

But it has to be said, this is a story that does have a moral dilemma at the heart of it with regards to the necessity and danger of creating such a powerful weapon that causes so much harm. While I hope that this is explored effectively, hopefully it won’t be done with a heavy hand that will distract from exploring this important part of history.

From what we can tell from each shot used for this trailer (which doesn’t reveal very much), there is plenty of drama to be found – but also a hint that the film will look at the psychological impact that this creation had on the “father of the atomic bomb” and the consequences overall on creating such a weapon. It seems this will be a film that has a multitude of layers to keep the audience thoroughly engaged from start to finish.

It also appears to be a film that has been slickly put together to make quite an impact, not only visually but also in the way in which music is used to enhance the impact of the story unfolding and draws the audience even further in – which is clear even in this two minute trailer.

But of course, the film also has an incredible cast including  Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh. Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich, and Matthew Modine to ensure that the story is brought vividly to life.

There is no denying that this is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and now time will tell if it will live up to the hype. But this impactful trailer that blends drama, science and even a slight sense of terror, seems to suggest that everything is pointing in the right direction.

By Emma Clarendon

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