‘Oppenheimer’ finally premieres in Japan to mixed reactions and high emotions

The premiere of ‘Oppenheimer’ in Japan, where the movie's subject's nuclear inventions had devastating effects, elicited mixed and emotional responses.

The film ‘Oppenheimer,’ focusing on the scientist behind the nuclear weapons used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, premiered in Japan to mixed and emotional reactions from audiences familiar with the atomic bombings' impact. While some praised its deep dive into J. Robert Oppenheimer's internal conflicts, others criticized it for not sufficiently depicting the horrors of nuclear warfare or the bombings' aftermath on the ground. The release sparked discussions on the movie's portrayal of historical events and the continuing debate over the use of nuclear weapons.