Radioactive (2019)

“You threw a stone in the water. The ripples, you can’t control. There are things to be scared of, but there’s so much to celebrate. ” – Pierre Curie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Oct 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Biographical look at the professional and personal life of Marie Curie as she strove to make advances in sciences despite living in a world where woman were looked down upon.

My Take on it – Disappointing biopic that could have been more powerful than it is.

Rosamund Pike is fine in the lead role, but something constantly feels missing from her performance here.

The story manages to show the way that women were viewed at that time when pursuing careers in the sciences and they find ways to explain why she was such a breakthrough in her field and also fro women’s rights at the time.

Despite being two hours long, the story feels far from complete and many aspects of her life and career feel truncated instead of being expanded upon properly as things move along.

Liked the way that the film inter-splices scenes from the distant future showing how her work inspired many technological advances in the world and was useful even years after her death up to and including today.

The film doesn’t devote enough time to her relationship with her husband which makes it feel as if they were trying to speed through certain aspects of her life along the way.

I had so much more hopes for this film and from that perspective it was quite disappointing since it never lives up to its expectations.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film’s UK March 20th 2020 wide release was indefinitely delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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