Zero Dark Thirty has been watched by Unhinged Reviews and the results are in!
Zero Dark Thirty was definitely a different type of movie, I must say that I did not know what to expect when I sat in my seat. I was under the assumption that this movie was merely going to be a go in take out Osama bin Laden and roll credits. Boy was I wrong! This movie was so much more than that, it went deep into the stress and tension of the whole ordeal from the viewpoint of Maya.
Maya is a young employee from the CIA groomed since high school graduation to complete the arduous task of seeking out O.B.L. She must learn information extraction
techniques, political side-steps, how to stayalive and the surreal consequences of not knowing one's enemy. Maya does not walk an easy road. Her road is filled with doubters and non-believers, but she persists and refuses to give up facing challenge after challenge. If it were not for her undying dedication and persistence we may have never been able to answer the question "Where's Osama Bin Laden?".
The movie is graphic at some points, due to the nature of some of the imagery and reenactments portrayed by actors in the film. I was amazed at the lengths governments will go to just to get information about something they find of interest. This movie was definitely an eye-opener about all the work that took place behind the scenes just to get to the point that they find Osama bin Laden. Let's just say, I hope the US government never wants to find our question me about anything..lol I believe the director of the film wanted to make sure that the viewers felt as though they were apart of the experience.
Case in point, the quality of sound in the film. The sound crew did an impressive job of having you look up at the movie theater ceiling expecting a helicopter to come crashing through the roof. The ak-47s and other military weapons were rich with sound throughout the film. The manner in which they processed the sound adds a level of heightened tension throughout the presentation. Have you ever seen the movie "High Tension", well it's like that every sound keeps your level of stress right where they want you.
My hangup with the whole situation, even after watching the movie, is did we really find him? For so many things to be as publicized as they are in the news today, why hide photos and confirmations from the public? Not saying I want to see pictures of dead bodies, but in general, are we supposed to believe everything we hear? This movie did alter my perception of how easily we can be fed an untruth and just how much it is our duty to find out the real truth. Is this movie just another ruse to throw us off of the real issues going on in the world?
I would really love to discuss this movie with readers of Unhinged. If you have seen the movie, please comment and let's get to the real truth.