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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:27:50 pm »
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)




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Finally got my copy of Zero Dark Thirty from the Library today. Took them long enough. It felt like the wait time for this to arrive far exceeded the actual manhunt for Bin Laden. So, was this any good? Absolutely. Is it as great as it has been made out to be by population at large? I'm not sure. I think because I went into this one with high expectations, based on what everyone has been raving about made it a film that couldn't possibly meet such lofty praise. But overall, I definitely think this is Grade-A stuff. I think the movie will definitely play better to those that actually enjoy military ops and or thrillers that Zero Dark Thirty is firmly rooted in. This is almost perfect, but not quite.

The one thing I applaud Kathryn Bigelow for is not showing Bid Laden anywhere in the movie until the very end. I think it would have been a bad call if they had shown him throughout the movie, crosscutting between him and Jessica Chastain's character as she pursues him to the ends of the Earth. It would have undermined the film as a whole for me. I think it was imperative to reflect just how elusive Bin Laden was and why it was so damn hard to pin point his location with countless dead ends and false leads. Had they been crosscutting, the 3rd Act just wouldn't have been as powerful as it was. And let me tell you, the 3rd Act alone is worth the price of admission. This is the closest thing we are ever going to get to the real thing. Speaking of "real things", I know all about the controversy surrounding the film and how "far from accurate" the press has made this out to be. Whether it is or isn't doesn't take away from the fact that this is a movie to definitely check out. Worth a Rent for sure.

This has been an interesting couple of days and totally unplanned. The last few episodes of Rescue Me (currently my DVD marathon) has really gotten into 9/11 and Ground Zero a bit more than usual for the series. It was and is very interesting to see the tail end of the story with the assassination of UBL. And lets not forget that I had just finished watching Season 2 of Homeland a couple of days ago, which itself has a lot of ties to 9/11. It all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
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Re: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 10:28:23 pm »
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Re: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 05:43:17 am »
Glad you finally got to see it.

Took long enough.... them bastiges
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 05:45:15 am »
I thought I remembered you writing a review, but I couldn't find it in search. Did you? Not sure anymore.
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Re: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 06:38:35 am »
Don't remember if I wrote one. I try for every movie I check out, but sometimes I don't for a variety of reasons.

Anyway, I found it entertaining. I typically dislike war movies, but this kept me interested and I remember most of it.
I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
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Re: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 06:41:56 am »
60 Minutes Presents: Killing Bin Laden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzl0GPU0vLE

I literally just got finished watching this episode of 60 Minutes this morning. It's a fascinating look at how it all played out with "Mark Owen" who is one of two people that shot UBL.
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