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Monday, October 28, 2019

Double Sheep Review: The Current War: The Director's Cut (2019)

The Current War: Director's Cut
Oct 25, 2019
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon,
Written By: Michael Mitnick
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterston, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland (II)
Rating: PG-13 (for some violent content and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, historical
Runtime: 101 minutes
Studio: 101 Studios
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.

Review: Logan

Getting 4 Sheep
The Current War set during the 19th century this movie is historically accurate to a “T”. Elon Musk will appreciate this film based on the soul fact that it is AC/DC (not the rock band). Yes, it may not be action-packed but it is very captivating to see how over history mankind has tried time and again to fight for what they think is the best way to invent something.

I would have liked more details about all the electrical aspects of the movie. There was a major portion about the invention of executions and they didn’t show any of the actual act. Or the failures.

Every actor did a great job interpreting their characters, they brought them back from the dead and into this century. Top hats, tuxedos, light bulbs and all! In my opinion, the movie could have had an even longer run time. Overall a good movie and history lesson.

Reviewer: Katie
Getting 3 and ½ Sheep
I admit that when I read about the star-studded cast, I wanted to see this movie. Hands down, the acting was on point and every single person brought to life what they could. Small details in how they moved and interacted with one another really paid off.

While the story does move at a lightning pace, slowing it down would have done a ton of good. There are many moments in the film where really heavy things are going on or happening and you just can’t seem to stop and hear all about it. The script needed those in-depth detailed descriptions, this was a major time in our history of invention. These people have forever changed our life today, slow the train and sip some tea while we catch up!

The costumes were amazing! The wallpaper is wonderful and every single scene has a score that does help the audience feel what the director is pushing for. Good history lesson but would have loved a lot more sweetness to chew on before the electric chair.

1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I've read about the wallpaper in a movie being mentioned much less praised. ;)
    We, and currently one other person according to the online seating chart, are seeing this tonight.