IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
After the news yesterday of the passing of this most legendary and brilliant physicist, there was no way that I could watch anything but this movie at the first chance I get. Short of the passing of Carrie Fisher a little over 14 months ago, I can say that I have not felt the passing of a celebrity, a talent.
Rest in a state of eternal energy. Stephen Hawkings, 1942- 2018
This movie tells us the story of this man, this exceptional physicist, and his journey to becoming this legend, as he gets hooked on the idea of Black Holes and the space time continuum, as he begins his extraordinary work in the realm of physics and his diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), where he gets told he has 2 years to live.
The tale of how he met his first wife Jane to whom he had 3 children Robert, Lucy and Timothy), and then later divorced when (and very understandably) she both could no longer cope with his the totality of his debilitation, and came to love another man, and he himself came to love his nurse, to whom he would later marry. How he achieved his doctorate, and the terrible decline is his physical ability.
His perspective on the matter never failed to be anything but positive throughout his life. His theorems on black holes, especially on the simple point of (on what would later get called) Hawkings Radiation, depicting that a black hole doesn’t get larger instead that it loses mass via the aforementioned radiation and will eventually, quite simply, just disappear.
This is an exceptional movie, that details part of the life of an exceptional human being, one who’s impact on our world has not yet completed, and there is more to come from his works, that we are only just beginning to interpret.