Sunday, November 6, 2011

The China Syndrome

You know how some manage to predict events in life before they happen? The most recent example is the Chilean miners and the media frenzy surrounding it. Billy Wilder covered an almost identical story fifty-nine years earlier with Ace in the Hole.

With The China Syndrome, it was released just in a matter of weeks before the Three Mile Island incident. Both the storyline for The China Syndrome and what happened at Three Mile Island are startling similar. Just imagine what it was like back in 1979 when it happened.

The China Syndrome stars Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas, three actors I call favorites. It's amusing with Fonda and Douglas because both exhibit traits their fathers were known for in their work. Fonda shows determination in getting the right facts while Douglas raises hell in his wake. But this show belongs to Lemmon. He adds the touch of experience within the trio. He also displays what happens when you thought you knew everything about something.

The China Syndrome is one of those movies that grabs you and doesn't let go until the very end. Your nerves will become taut as the movie progresses. Plus, who doesn't love a conspiracy thriller?

My Rating: *****

1 comment:

  1. Yes. Totally. The China Syndrome definitely comes to mind with the Chilean miner episode. Thanks for the post! Keep blogging!


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