Zero Dark Thirty
I don’t know much about politics and frankly I don’t really follow it or get involved. However Zero Dark Thirty is one damn good political thriller about the search and death of Osama Bin Laden. The best thing about it though is that a female found him which is quite ironic in my opinion.
The movie chronicles the decade long search of Osama Bin Laden through the eyes of Maya played very good by Jessica Chastain. We are only given the name Maya because we all know it’s a cover. She goes through major hurdles through the search. Other agents don’t support her and the loss of friends through violent encounters. The most interesting aspect of the movie is the actual operation which is expertly done and so quiet. It gives more proof of how media just amps the drama when there is no drama to amp.
The film is as well brutally honest on it’s assumption that United States torture, which was a hot button issue when the film was released. There are brutal depictions of it and we must really consider that maybe we did. At that time we were a country which was afraid and we turned a blind eye to things we didn't want to know.
The movie explores a group of people who literally changed history and it’s very interesting to see their struggle. We as a country need to see this truths because how we as a country grow or make the proper choices in our leaders. Or our moral decisions one who is tortured to save millions do we allow that?
Zero Dark Thirty explores the individuals that do the country’s dirty work and we should see it, Kathryn Bigelow does a great job. I didn’t care much about The Hurt Locker it was very overrated but a much better film is in Zero Dark Thirty.