I don’t care if it’s overly dramatized. I can’t wait to see this movie. I adore Stephen Hawking. I love his books, and I love that he hasn’t just beaten the odds in his life, he has smashed them to itty bitty smithereens.
He is one of those rare people who is not only brilliant, but also able to bring his ideas to the masses. He has been quite the controversial figure in the last few decades, though, so I’m also interested in how they treat all that in the movie as well.
Watch the trailer. Try not to cry.
As to other Stephen Hawking-related things, I highly recommend:
For teens and adults: A Brief History of Time (The classic! There’s also a movie, but the book is better)
For kids: George’s Secret Key to the Universe
And for adults and kids around 10 and older, the Masters of Science Fiction TV series where Hawking does the intro is really fun. It consists of six episodes made from some classic, well-known and loved, science fiction short stories.