Sunday, December 23, 2012
ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012)
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow Written By: Mark Boal Cinematography By: Grieg Fraser Editor: Dylan Tiechnor & William Goldenberg Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Ehle, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Harold Perrneieu, Kyle Chandler, Jeremy Strong, Scott Adkins, Edgar Ramirez, James Gandolfini, Mark Duplass, Stephen Dillane, Frank Grillo A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011. It’s a film that is definitely not liberal in it’s politics. It presents the actions as matter of fact. There is no choosing sides. Though the film does only follow the american side of the story in the quest. By the middle of the film it seems to become a revenge tale almost more than anything. Almost like Jessica Chastain’s character is representing the people of the United states. At the end of the film it all seems to come back to her character who we have followed from beginning to the end. Considering this was written before the Raid on Osama Bin Laden. It makes me wonder what the original ending was and what it was supposed to mean. The ending is riveting like the rest of the film. You know the ending that is coming. How it all ends, But it still manages to keep you interest as you find out not only how we got there, but makes you wonder how and when it will happen. The film seems to refuse going the Hollywood plotted route and just stay true to the facts for the most part. As much as they can. Still the film manages to play like a espionage thriller. In fact the fact that it’s not made up makes it all the more interesting.