Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Filed under : political, thriller

Since I was in the mood for a political type thriller, I decided to check this one out. And, I have to admit — it really did not interest me the first time I saw the trailer. Though, I was intrigued that it was up for so many Oscar nominations including Best Picture for 2012. And, guess what? It did not disappoint.

Before I go into the film, I will say this is one for those who enjoy political type thrillers and have somewhat of an interest in politics. If you’re not very keen on these kinds of pictures and/or do not have much of an interest for the subject matter, it may not be for you.

In any case, the basic premise of the movie attempts to depict the events leading up to Osama Bin Laden’s capture. It explores the various methods used to find him including the obstacles and the failures that obstructed and prolonged his eventual capture.

To be honest, this is not only an action type of movie. There are a lot of clues and dialogue leading up to the climax of the film which happens near the end. Though, I think this was necessary in order to show the whole picture and how the story of his capture unfolds.

(Note: There have been others who disagree who did not enjoy the majority of the film due to the amount of dialogue and scarcity of action. Though, I believe it worked out well in the end to give the audience a better understanding of the events that took place up until his capture.)

For me personally, the most enjoyable part of the movie was towards the end. I won’t ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, but I will say I was on the edge of my seat the whole time — it was like being in a video game.

(Note: For those who saw the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Getting to the end was definitely worth the wait!)

Apart from the story, this movie also shows us the different layers of bureaucracy that exists within government systems as well as how different government agencies can sometimes work for and/or against each other. This is something we do not witness much as civilians.

(Note: I found the end very fascinating as it showed exactly what happens when two different governments work on the same ground. I won’t ruin it for you, but let’s just say my adrenalin was rushing as I watched each side attempting to race to the finish line.)

Overall, I enjoyed the film very much. It’s a very good political thriller with just enough dialogue and action to make it worthwhile. If you enjoy political type thrillers, I do recommend this one.

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