The Brink: “Pilot” Review - AVClub

AVClub: Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb satirizes Cold War-era politics, paranoia, and the precarious nature of nuclear weapons between the United States and the Soviet Union. The film follows a rouge unhinged Air Force general who orders a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, which forces the hapless President of the United States along with his buffoonish advisers to try to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. Dr. Strangelove tackles the phony idea of the “missile gap” and the mutual assured destruction doctrine all while trafficking in slapstick, outrageous caricature, and silly double entendres. It’s arguably the best political satire in film history.

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