Storytime: Oppenheimer, 2023 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 8.9/10IMDb
This is the age that prefers to view history via the lens of cinema, with very few individuals interested in reading large religious texts or long biographies. The epic being read and watched by Mases is the Mahabharata, and practically every Indian is familiar with the plot, learnings, and ideological disagreements between the Kaurava and the Pandava.
Long story short, I’d like to highlight a conversation between Shree Krishna and Draupadi in which Lord Krishna describes the importance of intention and how the great Ideology can be formed to assist us construct better intents towards the world and create better space. When things got worse, Draupadi wanted all of the Kauravas dead for what they had done, and she wanted to fulfill her rage with vengeance. And Lord Krishna instructed her to focus on the big picture, where she should expect God’s might to help her make the world a better place, free of all the Adharmis (Kauravas). Teaching that overall intent through broad perspectives is really important.
“कालोऽस्मि लोकक्षयकृत्प्रवृद्धो ~ kalo’smi loka-ksaya-krt pravrddho”
He is all-powerful “time”, destroyer of all the worlds
“Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”
Believe me when I say that the above will soon begin to make sense, and enter on the journey to open new doors to new perspectives!
Review of Oppenheimer
An extraordinary cinematic masterpiece! Oppenheimer is an intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking journey through history that leaves us in profound contemplation. Director Christopher Nolan‘s cinematic brilliance shines brightly in this compelling biographical drama. The film meticulously delves into the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer,the eminent scientist responsible for the development of the atomic bomb during WWII. The casting is impeccable, with Cillian Murphy delivering a captivating performance in the lead role.
And my overall advice to anyone reading this is to not go for big shots or big hopes of something really dramatic or something that revolves around stunts while watching Oppenheimer, but to go if you want to witness master direction and watch how history is being written!
Let’s Connect things
The inner conflict between scientific desire and moral obligation is what you’ll take away from the movie as you walk out the door; there’s no use in ruining (spoiler) anything for you, but trust me, if you’re meant for this movie, it will keep revolving around in your head. The cinematic brilliance you’ll see in the three main plot segments works together and leads you through it continually.
The movie isn’t all about the making of Atomic Bom, it’s about the complexities of the world we live in! There is a lot going on everywhere, and we don’t know what it will take to break us right from the roots. Oppenheimer highlights serious ethical quandaries surrounding the development of the atomic bomb, forcing necessary considerations on the repercussions of scientific advances and the human toll of progress. And the scientist’s attempt to clarify the intent reminds me of the incident I related in the introduction. What is happening is destined to happen, as Lord Krishna says, but we may stand up to the wrong and collectively reject the wrong by making our intentions clear and loud.
The movie tries to make you feel deeply attached to Oppenheimer’s character, but there is one scene where he is standing to give an address and all I can hear is “Ohh, and there’s a woman…I Love“
The experience of Oppenheimer here is quite cognitive, and you may grasp the human predisposition to behave in different situations from multiple perspectives. Finally, it is the best case study of how individuals limit their thinking based on the position they hold.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people as said by Eleanor Roosevelt, the movie will take you through this quote!
Furthermore, if you decide to watch, don’t limit your thoughts and open up your mind to explore the galaxy full of possibilities.
I’ll leave you with a slightly perplexed notion of mine
If the nature of things is predictable and justified by science, for example, petrol is highly flammable and it is in its nature to burn instantly in fire, which is also proven, but can we crack into the algorithm that justifies the nature and make it a decision based and complicated, which pushes us to the advanced time in AI, where the material might get the decisional abilities to convert the nature, that is predetermined!
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