Christopher Nolan responds to a major criticism in Oppenheimer

Starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer was released to huge critical and commercial acclaim
Christopher Nolan responds to a major criticism in Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan addressed one of the main criticism levied against his latest film Oppenheimer, which chronicles the life of the man who masterminded the creation of the atomic bomb.

Viewers saw in the movie how J Robert Oppenheimer developed the atomic bomb and the remorse he had for the weapon's potential for destruction in later life. Some viewers, meanwhile, took issue with the choice to not show the bombing of the two cities - Hiroshima and Nagasaki - on screen. It refused to show the destruction through the eyes of the victims.

In an interview with Variety, Nolan said that the decision to not include the scene was intentional as he was half a world away when the bombs were dropped. He learned about their detonation on the radio.

“The film presents Oppenheimer’s experience subjectively,” Nolan says. “It was always my intention to rigidly stick to that. Oppenheimer heard about the bombing at the same time that the rest of the world did. I wanted to show somebody who is starting to gain a clearer picture of the unintended consequences of his actions. It was as much about what I don’t show as what I show,” he told.

Starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer was released to huge critical and commercial acclaim, becoming the highest-grossing biopic ever with a $942 million worldwide gross.

Oppenheimer is based on the life of Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicist who is called the 'father of the atomic bomb' and his role in the Manhattan Project during World War II.

The film is also Nolan's third biggest release, sitting behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises

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