January 12, 2013
Grown-up movie for grown-up sensibilities
Looking for a shoot-em-up bang-bang movie? This isn't it. Looking for a well crafted, intense story that ratchets up the tension scene by scene thoughtfully and masterfully? Then Zero Dark Thirty is the movie for you. Even though you know how this story ends, you're still sitting on the edge of your seat during the final act. Kathryn Bigelow hit another home run with this one, but she won't be recognized for her excellence come Oscar time because--well, how to say this--it has a fundementally patriotic, pro-USA, dare I say "politically conservative" story line. My admiration for our military and Special Forces swelled as I watched the movie's climactic scenes. This is a terrific film for anyone who likes their movies to give them credit for being able to pay attention to dialogue and scene progression, and for anyone who just enjoys a great story well told.
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