Sorry, this movie sucks
Bad Acting and worse Bad Screenplay
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
With all the media propaganda polluting the world today, Iranium was a breath of fresh air despite its alarming content. People can - and will - dispute their impressions of reality for eternity, but there is no disputing the footage in this video of Islamic leaders speaking their minds in public (caught on film).I am an American currently living in the Middle East and unfortunately find this film to be very accurate. I encourage all Americans, as well as people from other countries, to view this video and carefully weigh the facts. I am more fearful for my family and friends living in the US right now than I am for those living in Israel. At least Israel is realistic about their enemies and the need for appropriate security. It's time for the US to wake up and to stop misrepresenting reality to her citizens in an effort to prevent panic. An educated public will be better prepared to respond in the correct manner.
This is a documentary which covers some historical background on the root of the Islamic Republic in Iran and continues to the present time and the hotly debated issue of acquisition of nuclear technology by Iran. While the historical background and the footage seemed sound and objective in the first few minutes, the bias toward absolute demonetization of Iran is apparent through the misinformation, hyperbolic hypotheticals , outdated examples and extreme exaggeration of it's influence in other regions beyond the middle east by the interviewed experts which uniformly state the same thing over and over (it also includes John Bolton, to no surprise after you realize what message the film wants to convey). Most of them talk about the imminent danger, failing to take in account the huge differences in the supposed and the actual and realistic potential of Iran's very limited logistics, financial and technological abilities. As an example for some of the misinformation that can be easily fact checked; it is claimed that there is a clear and proved collaboration between Iran and Al-Qaida, which although probable, there exists not even indirect evidence. Or the claims about ongoing (present tense is used) "rape of virgins to prevent them from going to heaven", which this has been the case in the very early stages of post-revolution crackdown on opposition forces, there has been no case reported in the past 15 years or so in my knowledge. Or, the Fox-news style non-sense about Hezbollah working with Mexican gangs... again ignoring that Hezbollah has never operated outside of Lebanon because they would like to be viewed as a national resistance force. again not surprisingly, almost all TV snippets are directly from Fox news and contain the same usual fals claims and exaggeration (e.g. the effect of an EMP weapon). It's maybe necessary to explain that I am in no way a fan of the lunatic regime, nor do I deny in anyway the widespread and systematic violation of human rights in Iran, but this documentary reminds me too closely of the misinformation spread by the Bush government in the propaganda in the run up to the invasion of Iraq. In the last sequences of the film, its stated over and over again that US the and free western world in general has to do "anything in their power" to help the people to dispose of the regime. As an Iranian in exile who would like it very much to see the regime disposed, i think this is very wrong, there can basically be no good coming from outside forces in a popular uprising, it should be handled by the people of the country, like what we just witnessed in Tunisia and Egypt. In conclusion, watch the film if you are interested in the issues, but take the information with a grain of salt as the material does not appear to be objectively presented or properly fact-checked as one expects from a proper documentary.
This is a documentary about Iranian Islamic regime and it tries to show why America and the whole world must be alert of this regime.Reviewing some historical facts about the Islamic revolution in Iran and using the speeches that the very rulers of the country have given during the last 30 years, Iranium shows that the ultimate objective that the Iranian regime is after is to eradicate Israel and the United States and make Islam widespread throughout the world. The movie is a little too fast-paced hence inducing the idea that it is itself an act of propaganda but it wasn't necessary, as 90% of what is said in it is true. I'm an Iranian PhD in ... engineering and I feel the same amount of danger regarding this regime. I cant' even give out details of myself here in this forum as it may give away my identity and make me a prisoner! To make it short, I recommend seeing this documentary to everyone because some things better be known before it is too late...
Iranium doesn't try to present two sides to an issue, but it is reasonably objective in its approach and it is a great primer on some of the salient issues that concern Iran and its ambitions. While not everything in the film is proved fact, the fundamental positions put forward about the regime's ambitions and the danger commensurate therewith are essentially right on target. Iranium is a film to be soberly reckoned with and there are two major reasons why this film is quite compelling: First, it documents the Iranian leadership's Jihadist ideological bent using publicly available archive footage of their speeches (i.e. in their own words) as well as of historical events. Secondly, this is supplemented by the interview commentary of experts on Iran-- including top experts in their field such as Professor Bernard Lewis of Princeton University. All in all, well worth seeing to judge for yourself and contend with. There are some issues that are arguably too important to ignore.