Thursday, February 28, 2013

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is the movie that tells the "behind the scenes" story of the search for Osama Bin Laden after the terrorists attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.  The movie stars Jessica Chastain as Maya, the CIA operative who was the main force behind finding Bin Laden.  There was a cameo appearance by a dog on the Navy Seal team.  Although the humans may take credit for bringing Bin Laden to justice, I'm sure it was the dog who actually shot him.  Just yesterday, there was an item in the news about a dog in Frostproof, Florida who shot his owner in the leg by a gun that the human thought wasn't loaded.  The dog was not arrested and was released on his on redognizance.  However,  I'm sure that human won't be buying cheap treats for his dog in the future--if he knows what is good for him.  Anyway, the movie was okay, but it did get a bit boring at times because it showed a lot of the CIA agents working behind the scenes which is not particularly exciting.  If they had combined Zero Dark Thirty and the recent Die Hard movie (not that I particularly liked the latest Die Hard movie) , they could have wrecked 75 cars and had 50 shootings during the time the CIA agents were hanging out in the office.  I did think the movie had a chance of being interesting when they went to Area 51 (where the space aliens are supposed to hang out) to get some helicopters.  I thought, finally, they are going to check with the space aliens about the mission; but all they did was pick up some helicopters so it wasn't even remotely interesting.  I give this movie 4 paws up and a tail wag which would be about a 7.5 out of 10 on the human movie scale.  I might add that there is no way I would have given this movie an Oscar as best picture of the year.  It just wasn't good enough to get that title in my opinion.  Had they spent more time with the dog or the space aliens, it just might have been best picture material.

Demon Flash Bandit (Movie Critic)

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