Not a accurate movie at all. Was it because Tesla was not American? In reality Tesla towers over Edison and the West. What a shame. What a shame.
The Current War (2019) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Current War (2019) 1080p
The Current War is a movie starring Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Matthew Macfadyen. The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical...
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The Synopsis for The Current War (2019) 1080p
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 Nikola 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. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, The Current War also stars ...
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The Reviews for The Current War (2019) 1080p
Tesla not the hero??Reviewed byrakanalahmadVote: 2/10
Overall appropriate movie for a family or group setting but not a date movie, unless the thirst yearns for specialized historical knowledge and high quality acting. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland lit up this movie! Very strong cast with engaging moments and great cinematography. No corny lines here!
The plot was progressive with a good balance of all the main components needed to be highlighted in this historical piece. There's not too much "nerd jargon" that the viewer would completely lose out the entertainment value of the premises of the movie. Assuming the breakthroughs/inventions were ALL true by their own inventors, one would learn a little more about each inventor besides his greatest achievements.
Great movie! Progressive plot with little to no twists to distract viewer.
I, like many, am convinced that had Tesla's final years and works not gone "missing" from room 3327 the world would be an entirely different place. What would a world where electricity was not an expensive resource but an economically available human right look like? No wars for or dependency upon oil, little pollution, and this had been available to us 80yrs ago, before WW2.
This movie does not reflect on the possibility of that world or focus much attention upon the perhaps the greatest genius of the three main protagonists that are the subject of the movie.
Many of the reviews here are critical of the lack of focus on Tesla. But there is a fundamental question we must consider here: does a movie fail to entertain because we disagree with the accuracy of facts within?
Are we rating this movie solely on historical accuracy? If so, we need to be wary. History is our perception of what occurred based upon the slanted perceptions of those who recorded those events. And even then only a tiny fraction of the events over decades combined of these mens lives are presented in just over 100 minutes. How much accuracy can one truly expect? This is a movie intended to entertain, not a scientific journal.
Or should we acknowledge the director chose to entertain us within the aesthetic of a compelling story told in costume, on sets, by actors with fabricated dialogue, in such a way as to grip our attention and spark our emotions?
My rating is on the latter. Wonderfully acted by the two main leads with a stellar supporting cast, an excellent score, and a flawless look with excellent editing.