Cinematic chain (and reverse chain) reaction
Countdown to Zero
A documentary, directed by Lucy Walker, about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons materials and the risks that these weapons and materials will fall into terrorist hands, or through an accident, will lead to a nuclear explosion on a major world city
[Key: Salt = Na-11; Countdown to Zero = Pu-239]
Angelina Jolie stars in Salt.
Photo by Andrew Schwartz, SMPSP
A scene from Countdown to Zero.
Na-11, about a CIA operative/particle that may (or may not) be a Russian spy programmed to kill the Russian President, asserts that Russia may still be a cold War nuclear threat to the USA
Pu-239 contains precious little information on what to do to reduce the threat
Na-11 throws off numerous radioactive plot holes
Pu-239 spins the view that the world’s nuclear weapons and materials are unsecured & can be easily acquired & used
Na-11 is populated with American particles many of whom may or may not be Russian agents
Na-11 is populated with all kinds of nefarious Russian bad guy particles ready to come out of the shadows and strike US soil
Pu-239 has lots of talking head particles (scientists, politicians, analysts) who scare viewers about all the baddie particles out there bent on doing harm
Pu-239 throws off all sorts of doomsday scenarios about nuclear destruction
Pu-239 sends nuclear weapon material particles zipping easily through our ports
Pu-239 sends radioactive particles at many world cities showing the extent of possible nuclear destruction
Na-11's pursuers/counter-agents are all mentally dense and powerless against her superhuman agility and looks
Na-11 is a cartoon particle/character able to perform feats of impossible strength, agility and resourcefulness
Na-11 throws off a timely real-world news particle about Russian spies in our midst
Both Na-11 and Pu-239 combine to assert that a nuclear detonation is both inevitable and yet not so given human foibles and imperfections
Na-11 or Pu-239, a repeating sequel particle???