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Movie: Unthinkable (2010)

Right and Wrong no longer exist

Unthinkable (2010) is a timely suspense thriller of the year that's not to be missed. It explores to what extent we're willing to go to protect ourselves and our country.

Synopsis: When an American Muslim man, nuclear expert-turned-extremist, Steven Arthur Younger aka Yusuf Atta Mohamad (Michael Sheen) claims that he has planted three nuclear bombs in three separate cities in the United States, the country's counter-terrorism forces (CIA, FBI, military) spring into action to interrogate him.

However, Yusuf refuses to disclose the locations of the bombs. With less than four days before the bombs detonate, FBI agent Helen Brody (Carrie-Anne Moss) has to work fast with the rest of the interrogation crew, including a mysterious interrogator known as "H" (Samuel L. Jackson). Brody, "H", and Yusuf confront one another and what happens in the end is unbelievable and unthinkable!

I strongly believe that this movie will never be screened in the Malaysian cinemas due to the portrayal of Muslims and terrorism, a globally well-known fear factor. However, to be fair, let's view this movie from the angle of the practice of human rights belief in the United States.

So, how far will the United States go to deal with terrorists when the whole country is at stake? Will the respective counter-terrorism forces still uphold human rights or will they do whatever it takes to save millions of people? For example, in Unthinkable, "H" is given the so-called permission by some invisible higher "authorities" to use his gruesome torturous methods to get Yusuf to spill his beans. Ain't this against human rights even if Yusuf is really a terrorist? What if there are no bombs? What if Yusuf is innocent? What if it's all a hoax for Yusuf's personal gains? There are so many what-ifs!

In short, this movie has an excellent, thought-provoking plot that makes us think hard and challenges what we all believe and practice about human rights.

Highly recommended. Catch it on DVD.

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