Film Review: Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

Countdown Poster

Continuing our theme of the nuclear apocalypse throughout July (and into early August), we take a look at the events leading up to atomic Armageddon! By this, I refer to a docudrama/alternate timeline by the name of “Countdown to Looking Glass.” The majority of the film takes place in the fictional “CVN News Studio” as information is relayed to us after daily time jumps. The central focus is turmoil in the Middle East leading to conflict between the United States and Soviet Union. This conflict erupts into fully fledged Naval combat with nuclear weaponry. As the film says in the beginning, all of this is just speculation and shouldn’t lead to panic. That said, all of the events that happen in this film feel all too real, even if they’re just relayed to us via a news team. So, if you’re safely nestled in your radiation-proof bunker, let’s take a look into the events before the end of the world!
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Necrotic Editorial – I’ll take my stories dark, no milk or sugar

Realism

Dive into the depths of popular fiction and you notice two different flavors! One offers hope for its denizens with characters who can work to get past conflict and achieve goals. Another creates a bleak hellhole were conflicts are overwhelming and desires often fade into the abyss. While neither is better, one could notice a trend when it comes to popularity. But, why does dark trump light for many? Let’s find out.
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