Unthinkable – Movie Review
Just did Unthinkable. Unthinkable really sets you thinking. The movie was made in 2010 with a star cast of Samuel L Jackson, Carrie Anne Moss and Michael Sheen as a very convincing villain.
Perhaps the story would have seemed a bit far fetched in 2010 but passing years have shown the turning of the screw by religious terrorists.
The first Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima led to a wave of fear which caused people to build atomic bomb shelters. These still exist but the fear dissipated.
Watching this movie my fear has returned I would definitely seek having shelters near my place of residence. The Swiss I hear have shelters for such nuclear fallout emergencies.
The movie is definitely watchable although it was panned for being too brutal and highly corny.
The crux of the movie is whether human rights of a terrorist who threatens a nation can be revoked by Presidential order imposing martial law.
Samuel L Jackson as the brutal interrogator and Carrie Anne Moss as Agent Brody who respects the law governing such matters are believable but the entire performance lacks the conviction that would floor us. I feel Michael Sheen did a respectable job as the white American turned religious terrorist.
I consider Samuel L Jackson as the John Wayne of African Americans. A John Wayne gone bad.
Nuclear bombs placed in three cities of the US seem more probable now. It can happen in any part of the world. There are many Do-it-yourself villains lurking in our cities as witnessed in Paris.
The story has a scary conclusion but it does set the mind thinking.
I think it is time for us to take a serious look at moving to another planet as envisaged by Jor L father of Kal L (Superman).