Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Overlooked Movies: The Current War (2017)

I’m enough of a weirdo that the idea of a movie about the battle between Thomas Alva Edison and George Westinghouse over the question of whether direct current or alternating current will be the dominant electrical power source in the country sounds really interesting to me. And I was right. THE CURRENT WAR turns out to be an intriguing mix of science, history, biography, and personal tragedy. Beautiful photography and fine performances by Benedict Cumberbatch as Edison, Michael Shannon as Westinghouse, and Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla make this a movie well worth watching. It’s a little on the slow side, and sure, we know some of what’s going to happen, but I still enjoyed THE CURRENT WAR quite a bit.

1 comment:

Renaissance Women said...

I'm right there with you. Well-done movies like this are what make me happy. Doris