Excerpt: Picture this film 30 years ago, assuming said real events allowed it to happen. Sylvester Stallone would have led a group of soldiers into a compound guns blazing, explosions surrounding the team until a kooky side character made a dramatic rescue. It would have certainly been about the spectacle.
Excerpt: I’m not and never have been a member of the US Armed Forces. My father was, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he was a Captain in the Marines. So with that said, I’m not really that well-versed in the way things work when it comes to our military. More on that later.
Conclusion: Zero Dark Thirty is a near-perfect film. It's a little on the long side, which wouldn't be such a big deal if some of those moments didn't drag. Overall though, this is a fascinating film that will probably have you gripping your seat (and your stomach) throughout.
Excerpt: I remember the exact moment I learned about this film. I was at the movies; it was the first trailer on the film, and I immediately felt my intrigue build. The trailer didn’t give much away; at the time it felt like a disassembled puzzle joined together by multiple voiceovers, and then the question...
Excerpt: By any estimation, the challenge of producing a film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden without politicizing or sensationalizing the events (or simply creating the usual docudrama cheese) is enormous.
Conclusion: Zero Dark Thirty is quite the remarkable movie in any number of ways. It's highly controversial but grounds itself in an almost frighteningly real authenticity that must be seen to be believed.
Conclusion: 'Zero Dark Thirty' is a fascinating tale of real-life espionage which culminated into a seminal event in modern American history. I can't say enough good things about the movie. I'll similarly gush about the audio and video presentations presented here.
Excerpt: The long hunt for Osama bin Laden in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and his eventual coup de gr�ce would seem an ideal subject for Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal as a follow up to their Oscar-garlanded The Hurt Locker , and indeed this proves exactly the case.