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"Unthinkable" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

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Synopsis

Steven Arthur Younger (Sheen) releases a video stating that three nuclear weapons have been set to go off in undisclosed cities, and unless his terms are met, he will allow them to be detonated.

FBI Agen Helen Brody (Moss) is brought to a warehouse where she finds other officers, and Younger is seated in a separate room, tied to a chair, with a one-way mirror that allows the officers to view what is going on.

Helen discovers, to her horror, that Younger is being tortured. She objects, but as time begins to run out, she becomes more accepting as to what must be done to save millions of lives.

The officers are unable to get Younger to break, so they bring in a specialist, Henry Humphries (Jackson), who is about to unleash his own techniques of breaking Younger.

The methods Henry uses are "Unthinkable", and there is as much screaming and yelling in the outer room where the officers are objecting, as there is in the room where Humphries proceeds to dissect Younger's fingers. But, now there are only hours before detonation. Does the Unthinkable become the Acceptable and the Necessary?

 

Specifications

  • Sony
  • 2010, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 37 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen
  • Directed by Gregor Jordan
Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

The movie strikes at our own US policies and great conterversy as to what should be allowed in getting information from captured terrorists that could save innocent lives.

Technical

If you want to see blood and sweat in great detail, this disc has it. Not much use or need for surround sound.

Extras

These include Director's Commentary and an Extended Version with Alternate Ending.