One of the greatest inventions of the industrial age was that of harnessing electricity. The Current War: Director’s Cut focuses on Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse as they are in a war to win the contract to light the Chicago World’s Fair. This would set the stage for companies to solidify their place as the biggest in the world and affect how the modern world would function from then on.
What I liked about this movie:
I really like historical films and even better when they bring back a piece of history whose effects on the world are largely taken for granted. Case and point: Power. We don’t think about it; it is just there. Seeing Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon take on the rolls of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, respectively, was really fun. Both of them deliver great performances.
What I didn’t like about this movie:
It was a little slow and, like most historically based films, left out a lot of points. Now, that is completely subjective and is basically a discussion on my opinion of what was more important than what they thought should be included as a story narrative, but I digress.
This movie isn’t for everyone, but if you like historical dramas, I think you’ll like this one.
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Edited by: Kelly Conley