Feb 6, 2013

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty


http://i.huffpost.com/gen/850436/thumbs/o-ZERO-DARK-THIRTY-570.jpg?4There's little to be said about American CIA/FBI movies that you don't already know.

Last week i watched Zero Dark Thirty (yes i know this is overdue)..

If you haven't, i won't tell you not to, the main character "Maya" is very raw & dull..but you end up rooting for her
And the progression of the movie is so slow, that at some point you start thinking "What am i doing with my life? Why am i here?"

However, I will tell you this, you will probably be very curious as to how true the events  & how real these characters are..

Story Line:

The story is of CIA chick Maya and her first experience in prisoner interrogation following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on Sep 11th and her pursuit in capturing 'OBL' Osama Bin Laden

She is not a big fan of the whole process but quickly learns that it is the only way. She adopts the entire sole responsibility of capturing OBL by catching and interrogating the closest Al-Qaeda members and curriers to him. Finally in 2011, with many (slow) events and leads she finally *believes* she cracked it, they send off the Navy SEALS (The Canaries) to kill or capture Bin Laden. But is he who she says or where she says he is?

Dun Dun Duuuunnn

Some parts of the movie was shot in Jordan and India - it was very veryyyy VERY obvious. The overuse of Arabic was so annoying that i lost complete interest in the movie. They tried to sell the idea that people in Pakistan speak Arabic? really? REALLY? you had all that money but couldn't afford to research this?

So many little details that have escaped logic or common sense actually ruined the entire experience for me.

examples:

- Watching events that took place in 2005 on a computer screen on Google Chrome! (Google Chrome launched in 2008)
- When chasing the messenger down in the streets of 'Pakistan' you can see an Indian flag)
- CIA agent & Kuwaiti guy, in a bar, with girls..dancing and drinking (Alcohol is forbidden and there are no bars or clubs in Kuwait)
- and finally, my personal favorite was when the Jordanian inside guy (the doctor) is approaching the camp for super meeting, he is in a white car, driving through the desert, dramatically zig zaging through all the security checks, and driving super fast, but when the car pulls up to the building, it is maroon.. -_- yes..maroon 

At the end of the day if you have time to spare, watch it..if not you're not missing much 
& it's not a cinema movie (meaning you can watch it home)

4/10
B Points