A movie is intended to be enjoyed by the audience, requiring it to appeal to their interests. In the first few minutes of the film, I admit that I was quite unimpressed by the main actress. When the flashbacks started, only then did I begin to become engrossed. Perhaps this was because I do not belong to that era when this area of topic was a big deal to the society.
It showed that the scientists were very, very curious beings who greatly value their job - discovering new things. It was such an important thing for them, even locking themselves up in their basements and ignoring their family. Scientific breakthroughs were more important than human (even animal) life in their time. This was shown when the male scientist placed their cat in his device and used it for his experiment. Also in the part when he asked his wife to crush his head and hands just to avoid controversies and issues from circulating abou them.
By the end of the film, I was greatly disturbed. He chose to die instead of waiting for the fly or asking the other scientists for help. He thought that he was a failure, and his pride stopped him from seeking other people. Science and Technology was then perceived as something magical but an extremely dangerous tool. They have just started playing with it, having minimal experience on the great damage it can deal to the society by. Maybe this was one of the beginnings of the study regarding the relationships between Science, Technology, and the Society.