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Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable (2004)

A documentary about the Indian Point power plant and it's virtual lack of security following the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

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A documentary about the Indian Point power plant and it's virtual lack of security following the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

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Felt a bit boring and amateurish ...
3 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, programs on just about any kind of nuclear danger are usually a lot more interesting. Somehow, this film ended up feeling like a mediocre effort.

Its premise is interesting: the Indian Point nuclear power plant could be a good target for a terrorist attack.

However, I was so distracted by the way the movie was made that it was hard to take it seriously. It seemed more like a student project than a serious professional effort. Although it really shouldn't matter, Rory Kennedy's voice sounded so child-like (sorry Rory), that it was distraction from the start.

Add to that some flimsy structural aspects (like choppy transitions from one issue to the next) and a relative lack of opposing commentary discussing the problems presented (something more than what was presented would have helped) ... and the film comes across as questionable.

Rory simply states that a lot of important people didn't wanted to talk to her. So then we get comments by people she knows like Al Franken ... why are we hearing Al Franken's (a comic writer) views on terrorist threats?

But all that aside, there are some good points raised and we should probably be concerned about nuclear power plants being targets. I just wish one of the major news networks would do a 20-30 minute segment on the topic; I would like to see a good, coherent and engaging presentation of the issue.


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