The Current War: Director’s Cut (review)

The Current War: Director’s Cut (review)
The Current War: Director’s Cut (review)
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This film basically sets up the conflicts of 2 major American electric companies: Westinghouse and General Electric. The first was run by its namesake (played by Michael Shannon), who established an early stronghold with his use of AC current. GE was created to promote the DC version, advocated by the great inventor Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch). Toss in dapper foreigner Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) for a 3rd visionary’s ideas. The film details the development of their systems and the fight to determine who will power our country. As so, it’s more an interesting history lesson than an involving drama. There are scant insights into the personal struggles, but not enuff to create any sympathy for the characters. NOTE: This was originally released by the Weinstein Company, but not sanctioned by the director. Obviously, this is his version. (Criterion Cinemas only)



3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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