In an exciting development, Benny Safdie, known for his role in the film “Good Time,” has shared his reaction to watching Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie, “Oppenheimer,” for the first time. Safdie, who stars as Edward Teller in the film, expressed his enthusiasm by calling it Nolan’s best work by a significant margin. This comes as a pleasant surprise, especially considering Nolan’s previous blockbuster, “Tenet,” which was a sci-fi spy thriller. “Oppenheimer” takes a different direction, delving into the true story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the renowned American theoretical physicist responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. The film features a remarkable cast, with Cillian Murphy portraying the title character, and its trailers have built anticipation around its grandeur and spectacle.
Although official reviews for “Oppenheimer” are not yet available, initial reactions from those who have seen the film are encouraging. Kai Bird, the author of the book that inspired the movie, “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” described his experience as “stunning” and admitted to still being emotionally affected by the screening. Christopher Nolan himself has also shared feedback from audiences, with one fellow director likening the historical drama to a “horror movie.” Test audiences have reportedly been left “absolutely devastated,” to the extent that they found it difficult to articulate their thoughts.
It will undoubtedly be intriguing to see how critics respond to “Oppenheimer.” The film promises to be a unique addition to Nolan’s oeuvre, emphasizing character exploration more profoundly than his previous works and setting itself apart by incorporating elements reminiscent of horror movies rather than his usual action-packed narratives. Fortunately, the wait for audiences to form their own opinions is almost over, as the release date of “Oppenheimer” is just a few weeks away. The anticipation continues to grow as we eagerly await this highly anticipated film that could potentially redefine Christopher Nolan’s already impressive career.