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Oppenheimer fans urged to watch powerful new Netflix doc that shows 'what the film left out'

Oppenheimer fans urged to watch powerful new Netflix doc that shows 'what the film left out'

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Fans of Oppenheimer have been urged to watch another powerful movie that's just landed on Netflix.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll no doubt have heard that Christopher Nolan's flick stormed it at the Baftas.

Yep, with just a few weeks to go until the world's finest actors descend on Tinseltown for the Oscars, the British director and his cast had a virtual clear sweep over in London this week.

For those of you who - still - aren't familiar with the film, Oppenheimer centres on the life of its titular character, J. Robert Oppenheimer (played by Cillian Murphy), and his work on the atomic bomb.

Cillian Murphy has been praised or his performance in Oppenheimer.
Universal Pictures

Since it landed in cinemas last year, the movie has received rave reviews, with Nolan, Murphy, and co-star Robert Downey Jr. - who plays politician Lewis Strauss - taking home awards for best director, best actor, and best supporting actor.

So, yeah, it's not done too badly.

But we've got good news for you; if you're keen to delve into the story more than what you've seen in the British director's movie, we might have just the thing for you.

Check out the trailer for Einstein and the Bomb:

The Netflix docu-drama uses archive footage alongside dramatised scenes to tell the story of the celebrated scientist's life, delving into key moments.

And it may or may not surprise you to learn that Albert Einstein's famous calculation, E equals mc², actually led to the realisation that atomic energy could some day be unlocked and potentially harnessed.

However, it was his concern that this power could fall into the wrong hands, so he encouraged the US government to speed up its work on an atomic bomb.

In 1939, he wrote to the then US president, Franklin Roosevelt, supporting the move, fearing the Nazis could get their first.

This soon became the Manhattan Project, which saw the likes of Oppenheimer working to get an edge in nuclear arms race.

And with Nolan's biopic hoovering up the awards, people have been urging others to watch the Netflix doc ASAP.

People have been urged to watch the powerful docu-drama.

Taking to X, one fan said: 'Einstein and The Bomb is infinitely better than Oppenheimer. The former was enthralling to watch. The latter redefined boredom."

Another commented: “Einstein and the Bomb [is] a must to watch film."

"Einstein and the Bomb on Netflix is worth a watch," urged a third.

"They use his writings and speeches in the movie along with newsreels of the day. The parallels to current geopolitics is obvious.

"I highly recommend it for those who liked Oppenheimer. You see Einstein's perspective."

While someone else added: "Has anyone seen Einstein and the Bomb? A not so subtle complement to Oppenheimer that I enjoyed. Visualising “thought”/thinking in film is so interesting."

Einstein and the Bomb is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: BAFTAs, Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy, History, Netflix, Oppenheimer, Oscars, Robert Downey Jr, TV and Film