K19

I liked K-19. If you enjoy claustrophobia or radiation poisoning, this movie is for you! The first half of it was especially tense, they really gave you a good sense of how cramped and horrible submarines must be.

I think they got some of the physics wrong, but not in plot-critical ways.

Really minor spoiler that you already saw in the commercials:

I thought it was impossible for a reactor coolant failure to result in a bomb-like detonation? I thought that kind of slowly-ramping-up chain reaction would just get you a small sun that would then melt through the floor and head core-ward? They were also worried about the warheads detonating, which I thought was similarly impossible to do by accident. You can get a big toxic mess, but not an explosion.

Right?

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