ZERO DAYS REVIEWED
“Zero Days” showcases what makes Alex Gibney the best investigative documentarian today. However, Gibney pushes the political button in a way that we don’t see from a Michael Moore type. Gibney wants transparency in the subjects he covers, but that doesn’t seem like it’s always going to happen. Stuxnet was created for one central purpose. That purpose was to undermine Iranian nuclear efforts. America would later dial back their efforts, but the damage was already done.
The documentary clocks in at slightly under two hours. The entire time it keeps hammering you with Doomsday scenarios that Stuxnet and its ilk can bring about in the modern era. Just imagine that if Israel and the United States were able to cooperate on Stuxnet, what other nations are conspiring to make their own super virii to attack other nations? Whether it’s hammering power grids or cityscapes, the damage would be unimaginable. Stunning stuff all around and well worth a viewing.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 1/17/16
- Video - 88%88%
- Audio - 88%88%
- Supplemental Material - 87%87%
- Film Score - 93%93%
The Plot Thus Far
A black ops cyber-attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated its pre-determined target only to spread its infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the burgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award® winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.