Thursday, March 21, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty was one of my top 2 favorite movies this year with Argo being first.  Regardless of the different hype surrounding the movie about whether they “did or didn’t do” or “should’ve or shouldn’t have”, that aside – this was an unbelievable background story of how “we” captured Osama bin Laden.  It was a lengthy movie, running 157 minutes, but in its’ defense, it took a while to crunch 10 years of spying into this movie.  It’s a look at the people who put their lives on the line every day in the pursuit of Bin Laden.  As I watched, I couldn’t believe all the man power, sweat, and tears that the C.I.A. poured into the constant quest of this man.  They lost men and women of their team to the cause, they fought through the governmental red tape and as the movie tells, one woman made the connection of the missing pieces and found where he was hiding.  As the movie progresses, you know what is coming.  We’ve seen the footage, we heard the president’s announcement that Osama was found and killed. Even with knowing the ending – it took nothing away from this film.  It was intense, sad, gritty, and thought provoking.  It made me in awe of what the men and women of our government and our branches of services do to defend America!  I’m not here to choose a side of right or wrong I went to this movie to see a part of our history and if we’ve forgotten, the movie will remind us as it starts out with a black screen – the theater is dark – you hear the voices of September 11th, 2001 echoing.  The fear, the anger, and the cries of horror as the planes hit the towers.  This movie is in remembrance of what we lost on that day and the complete and total sacrifices “our” people made in the capture of the most wanted terrorist in the world.

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