The Current War (2017)

I watched the, Martin Scorsese, 2017 historical drama “The Current War” on Netflix DVD. It is about the battle of alternating current versus direct current in the late 1800’s. Thomas Edison is played by Benedict Cumberbatch (TV’s Sherlock, Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness and Doctor Strange in the Marvel movies), George Westinghouse is portrayed by Michael Shannon (Groundhog Day, 8 Mile, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II, Man of Steel and Knives Out) and Nicola Tesla is played by Nicholas Hoult

(A Single Man, Clash of the Titans, X-Men: First Class, Jack the Giant Killer and Tolkien). It was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Glee, American Horror Story: Coven) and written by Michael Mitnick. The story is excellent at showing the ruthlessness of Edison to get his DC no matter what, Westinghouse to do what is right and the genius of Tesla. I enjoyed this movie and will give it 4.8 out of 5.

Click read more for the trailer and videos on the science involved.

We build monuments to speak to the future, to say, “We were here. We have lived.” A true legacy isn’t what we build up to the heavens, or carve deep into stone. And rocks will crumble, paper disintegrates, and bone turns to powder. Only that which isn’t in the physical realm and reaches in both directions can be eternal. Our ideas. They are what we leave behind. And only they are what can push us forward.

Tesla (The Current Wars)

The extras on the DVD were commentary and some deleted scenes that should have probably been included in the movie. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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