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2.0 out of 5 stars Zero Yawn Thirty, 24 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Zero Dark Thirty [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Has Katherine Bigelow gone one political misstep too far? This film is informative in a breathless journalistic way and intermittently intriguing but its really just a contrived, arrogant, over-stuffed mish mash of left and right wing view points that ultimately is hugely dull.
The Hurt Locker, Bigelow's 2009 movie, came out during the Bush administration and probably began production around 2005. But it is a thrilling but personal antiwar movie. Recall the plot? The hero cannot bear to remain at "home," the place he is protecting. There was a narrative and soul at the core of this film. you were able to invest your time to it. Zero Dark Thirty, as a piece of cinema, just totally misses the mark and leaves the viewer to decide its questions posed.
It seems to navigate deviously too. the torture scenes, though harsh are by no means controversial to the story, but they are shoved aside to then tell a tale of moral ambiguity and gung-ho American hero worship. The fact remains that the general public, no matter how clear they think they are with their opinion, will never know the truth. Yes there are misguided, fanatical jihads out there but there is too much corruption, greed and inconsistencies to label America the true heroes.
Oh, and back to the film..Its boring! And Jessica Chastain has to be the least convincing CIA agent ever. Not subscribing to this film's accolades at all.
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Initial post: 26 Jan 2013 17:49:11 GMT
tranefan says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2013 18:50:54 GMT
I just do not believe in an eye for an eye and half the troops out there are probably just as vicious as the terrorists. And ultimately this film was yawn inducing. just didnt like it dude..wasnt totally without merit

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2013 18:51:43 GMT
I much preferred the more intimate and more cleverly structured Hurt Locker

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2013 20:37:44 GMT
tranefan says:
Fair enough.

Posted on 6 Jun 2013 04:03:13 BDT
Georgedc says:
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