‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review (Post #71)
In my opinion I feel vastly under educated about politics of this movie. This being the case I will be Instead, giving Zero Dark Thirty a review based on politics and other such agendas I will focus manly on this piece as a film.
Zero Dark Thirty is Kathryn Bigelow’s first theatrical release since her Best Director and Best Picture Winning for The Hurt Locker. I really liked The Hurt Locker the two times I had seen it. It had the developments of great film making, intense drama as well as having some great character study content. Zero Dark Thirty may seem like a very similar movie but truly it isn’t.
Zero Dark Thirty is a movie that takes its time. Largely developing its story through dialogue. The movie opens with a gripping and hear-wrenching compilation of phone calls on 9-11. From there we are lead into the world of the Middle East and the process of torture and questioning to find the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden.
Zero Dark Thirty isn’t a movie you watch just to be entertained. If that is why you come to the theater I don’t highly recommend it for that reason. But I do believe there is something there to keeps most, ages 16 or above truly interesting. Though we know how it ends, Bigelow made this a truly suspenseful and at time gripping movie. The last 20 minutes include some of the best production and post production work I have seen. The team behind this film is truly talented.
From here I should say the the talent is on pitch from start to finish. These actors make their characters come to life with the each situation that takes place, pulling the audience along with them from start to finish.
Though I wouldn’t say this is one of my favorite movies of the year, it is one of the best. Zero Dark Thirty isn’t a movie you will want to pop in when spending time with a group of friends, but it does deserve a educated viewing.