January 13, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty
Very engaging and gripping film with a stellar performance by the female protagonist (an oxymoron no more, thank the Goddess)*. The film reveals the darker side of our medieval torture policies, gives volumes of specific information about the size and scope of the Bin Laden whack in great detail.
The only flaw is that during the first half of the film (bordering on being a tad slow), there was not enough directoral and screenwriting attention given to distinguishing among the suits. We needed more info re their specific jobs and motivations. It is a problem, of course, because all Hollywood suits look alike (handsome Jack Armstrong types) and are cookie cut characters anyway. True in real life too, unfortunately.
John (I never publish anonymously) Fenn
*I was furious to note that Edgerton an actor who plays a minor role) was listed first in the Fandango sexist description of the movie with the female lead listed below her. For shame!
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