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Old 01-12-2013, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Zero Dark Thirty movie

Saw "Zero Dark Thirty" today, and was greatly impressed. Long movie, and reminded me of a documentary or reality program. Recommend it highly.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree. A good telling of the story but one can only guess how accurate it was. most importantly it conveyed the tedius nature of the search for OBL and the tireless determination of the team.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Funny that it took over ten years to find and kill the SOB but only the last two years of the hunt bore fruit.

Hard to draw a parallel with lack of due process when with out warning, war is declared upon us and 3000 Americans are killed with in a couple hours. Politics at it's best should be shut down by the mods.
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Did you see the movie? I don't agree with all the tactics used by the US in the fight on terrorism but I didn't think we were talking about that, I thought we were discussing the film. It didn't seem to glorify torture as much as expose it.
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Did you see the movie? I don't agree with all the tactics used by the US in the fight on terrorism but I didn't think we were talking about that, I thought we were discussing the film. It didn't seem to glorify torture as much as expose it.
Unfortunately this is a subject that will easily go off course. I have heard the movie is good but that will come second due to the issues surrounding it. This forum is visited by members from around the world who all have opinions. Good luck keeping this thread on the topic of the movie and not what the movie is about.
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If it gets clearly political it goes.
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Haven't seen the film, but a friend did. 90 seconds in, he stood up and proclaimed loudly to the theater "this is bullsh!t" and walked out. Asked for and got his money back, too.

Whether or not I'd agree with him, I admire his willingness to call it as he saw it, and back up his opinion with actions.
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Well, it's a film. It's entertainment. And from other reviews I've read, its pretty good entertainment at that.

Personally, I don't expect to obtain historical facts from movies. They are likely embellished accounts of true events, at minimum. There are better places, surely, to get accurate accounts of true events. To the extent possible, that is.

If somebody expects truth from Hollywood, they'll likely be disappointed. That's not what Hollywood is about, really, is it?
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ah hum, it's a movie, none of what has been displayed even remotely is attributed to the actual events. Those events are classified and will never be made available to the public, let alone to Hollywood.

The embellishment and over dramatization, is nothing but a writers and producers imagination. My God, have we finally succumbed to imaginary reality?
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My God, have we finally succumbed to imaginary reality?
What do you mean, "finally"?
Do you recall the movie "JFK" from 22 years ago? Imaginary reality from Hollywood is nothing new.
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