Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Written By Mark Boal
Directed By Kathryn Bigelow
Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt

Have you seen The Hurt Locker yet? Really… if you haven’t seen it, then your bound to like this film. Everything about this film flies in the face of Bigelow’s last great success. The Hurt Locker was an experience to be had, something you wouldn’t forget. When you compare these two films they are as polarized as night and day.

For starters this film almost comes off as supportive of the war on Terror. The audience is energized after watching this film even with its honest and brutal portrayal of war. After watching The Hurt Locker no one wants to be apart of war. These films are both honest and human stories about war in the Middle East and the conflicts they illuminate in every human heart.

What this film does vary well is give us a face of the men and women who put themselves in harms way. These people are real and for the most part average everyday people. We can respect those men and women who fight for our safety even though we don’t agree or support the conflict.

The story revolves around the special mission of finding and eliminating the leader of the terrorist movement. This films discusses the importance of results. The questions lingers in the background “do the Ends justify the means?” For some they do and in this film the answer is a little ambivalent.

No Rating. If you haven’t seen the hurt locker then I recommend seeing this one first. If you have seen The Hurt Locker, don’t bother with this one. 

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