Friday, January 18, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty - Glad I Saw It
My Rating: 4 stars
Yes, I’m glad I went to see this movie. It wasn’t exactly what I’d expected. But then, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was expecting going into it. We all know from the media hype that this movie contains a lot of torture scenes and themes. But, I wasn’t expecting quite as much as there actually was. Of course, that’s because the teaser for the film doesn’t touch on the subject at all. This movie turned out to be more about the decade long search for Osama bin-Laden by the intelligence community, rather than the actual capture and killing of him as the trailer had suggested. So, that means plenty of scenes of red-eyed analysts staring at page after page of data on their computer screens . . . and of course, many scenes featuring field agents barking into the faces of exhausted, filthy detainees.