January 20, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed Jessica Chastain's perf in 'Zero Dark 30'
I thoroughly enjoyed Jessica Chastain's perf in 'Zero Dark 30'. I thought her character reminiscent of Al Pacino's Vincent, in 'Heat'. Except, more than Vincent, Maya is fairly devoid of any social life. Like Vincent, she lives for the hunt, and she's good at it. Part of the film's irony being that a woman was responsible for Ladin's demise, in the midst, of an emotionally reactive, male driven society. In a time and place where Truth seems fleeting, hidden, repressed censored, for sale, she looks down at the body and knows the truth is that she caused this to happen whether the universe knows or not.Though some of her intel is obtained through violent interrogation there is also the point made that she's pieced this puzzle together through not just research and analysis but with a fervor that goes, what could be considered, beyond the requirements of the job. Maybe she is the female 'Bourne'. She wrestles a different kind of wolf, but with a similar ferocity.
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