Countdown To Zero


 Director: Lucy Walker

Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III and Bruce Blair

This is an informative and well researched documentary. It covers the first atomic bombs, J Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists in Los Alamos for the Manhattan Project.  The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (yes there were two bombs dropped). Fat Man and Little Boy. This documentary goes beyond these events to look at the threats of nuclear war and the availability of nuclear components.

 The film footage is awesome, the presentation is interesting and it is well researched.

 I found no errors in history concerning Oppie, Los Alamos, or the Manhattan project. The film footage was awesome. I learned some new things. My teenage daughter walked away better informed. It does have an anti nuclear weapons tone to it. The information is heavy on the cons and not the pros. I walked away surprised, more informed and my teenage daughter became more aware of the influence Los Alamos had on the world.

 I give this documentary 5 stars. Excellent.

Available on Netflix.

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