Thursday, January 24, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Drama in real life
Here comes another fantastic movie by Kathryn Bigelow right after the grand success of “The Hurt Locker”, expectations as usual were way too high for her next outing and she satisfies her fans / critiques – big time. The story of History’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man – Osama Bin Laden. I have seen enough thrillers which actually made me skip a couple of heart beats but none gave me a heart attack till I got hold of this one. This gave me multiple heart attacks in 150 odd minutes run time – hats off to the Writer, Director, Cast and the whole team to put up such a fantastic movie giving us – how it all happened in great details, excellent is the word. I really wondered – how could they get all those details, those secret meetings, decisions, results etc – fantastic is the way they execute the whole plan. This was one of the most important lessons of history that got made in front of our eyes and our generation will never be able to get over the shock of 9/11 terrorist attack and its final outcome. The way world changed after that, other bombings and attacks after that. For someone who’ve been following the news since the 9/11 – a lot of it in the movie is predictable but the good part is – you don’t know the timing hence it shocks you.
The last 45 or so minutes of the movie were indeed the best shocking and thrilling part of the whole ride – outstandingly shot and presented. It kept me totally hooked and connected to the narrative as well as those news flashes and lines kept flashing in my memory – what we had read during (9/11), after and while Osama was killed - amazing attention to detail and a fantastic watch. If you like thrillers – you are going to love this one as this is straight out of the real life and a totally trust worthy account. I am sure Jessica is definitely picking up the best actor trophy and so will Kathryn be picking up a couple I guess. It’s a must must watch for all movie lovers.