Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review - Fat Man and Little Boy

Though the title makes it sound like the movie is going to be about the bombs, it actually follows a more predictable route by focusing on the relationship between General Leslie Groves (Paul Newman) and J. Robert Oppenheimer (Dwight Schultz), the fathers of the atomic bomb. And as one might expect, the main theme is the crisis of conscience experienced by “Oppy” and his egghead crew in the face of the military’s desperate need for the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Production values are good and coverage is thorough, though the tale does tap dance around a few of the more sinister questions raised by this particular union of science and war. Mildly amusing

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