The Theory of Everything
Alex Jowski: Really, we thought a Stephen Hawking biopic was needed?
This may or may not get the facts of Stephen Hawking’s life and career correct and it may or may not do justice to the man. But this is not about Stephen Hawking. This movie is a big giant blowjob to The Academy. My prediction? It’ll get mentioned and discussed either as a serious contender or “Jesus, what shameless Oscar Bait” (Remember last year’s “The Book Thief”). It will lose to something bette, I’m sure, and we won’t mention it again. I mean, really, how many people still talk seriously about A Beautiful Mind?
Caroline Madden: I don’t know as much about Stephen Hawking as I’d like, so I’m looking forward to seeing this to learn more about him. I even read here that Stephen Hawking himself was very pleased with the film, and offered to lend the special voice that he uses to the filmmakers. I can’t wait to see this!
Alexander Hutt: Honestly, it looks way too over sentimentalized. Take an interesting man who defies his diagnosis and reduce his story to one about love, complete with “inspirational and uplifting” muzak. Sorry but I would rather watch a documentary about Stephen Hawking, not some trite bullshit. And somebody demolish that piano playing in the foreground.
mister X: well…i think all our lives were just put a bit more into perspective after seeing that, eh?
if this were an american production i’d expect schmaltz-overload but brits tend to keep the grit in their bio-pics so i think this might be a good one
Nuttawut Permphithak: What can I say? It’s a film about Stephen Hawking that’s going to cheer you up and teaches you that you can get through bad things if everyone stands with you. From what I see, it’s 75% Romantic films and 25% biographical film. I probably won’t see it, but I’m pretty sure it will be a smash hit.