THE PLOT THUS FAR
Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
In 2008, the United States economy began to crumble. Bank after bank began to fail and Lehman Brothers was on the ropes. Secretary of Treasury Hank Paulson, Federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and New York Fed President Tim Geithner all are working to try and save it. They more they find out the worse it gets and they are left with a decision to save the country or the bank. But the answer isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Unfortunately, after all was said and done, things remained the same because even though the government, led by then Treasury secretary Henry Paulson, decided to inject cash for the banks to continue lending money to the industries and businesses that depended on it, the little people that did not have the power of the more powerful elite to continue operating were the ones that suffered the most. Warren Buffet, the oracle of Omaha, comes out as the most level headed individual of all. He is a humble man when it comes to show off his wealth. In fact, the film shows him as the simple, unassuming person that he is. It is humbling for someone like Hank Paulson to seek advice from this great man that had a clear picture about the excesses the men at the center of the story had committed.
The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital Copy, a DVD copy, featurettes and a timeline of the events featured in the movie. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track makes the dialogue heavy movie pop. However, the 1080p transfer is excellent on all accounts due to the fact that the movie was actually shot on film. Quite a step up from the presentation I’m used to expecting from cable TV-movies. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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