Monday, June 16, 2014


This is coolbert:

Movie review!

The movie being reviewed is "Phantom" from  (2013).

 Submarine movie. The Soviet as hero.

"The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery."

I rate this movie as good, but only barely so. Has a distinguished cast, Ed Harris and David Duchovny, but the movie generally lacking in some regards.

"Inspired by actual events." So it is suggested. 

That "actual event" indeed the sinking of the Soviet era submarine K-129. That Golf class submarine carrying intermediate-range ballistic missiles with a megaton scale thermonuclear warhead.

"K-129 was a Project 629A (NATO reporting name Golf-II) diesel-electric powered submarine of the Soviet Pacific Fleet"

"K-129 carried hull number 722 on her final deployment during which she sank on 8 March 1968."

K-129 it is known did go the bottom for reasons NEVER explained. 

The movie story line being that the K-129 went ROGUE, KGB elements aboard attempting a false-flag missile launch the purpose of which was to instigate a war between the United States and China.

Various scenes of the movie show extensive small-arms gun play, arms lockers emptied and crew members fighting it while the boat is submerged. I somehow find this type of action highly unlikely! Devoted readers to the blog can comment?


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