Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Darkness.

What a ridiculously long and busy day I had. I started going at about 10:30am working with clients at work, and didn't really stop until about 5:30pm. It was long, but productive at work. Not to mention it rained, and rained, and rained harder; I nearly drowned a couple of times when going outside. There wasn't a lot of thunder, but there was plenty of lightning. At the end of a long day, it was great to get home and relax. I cooked myself up a ham and cheese omlette with sausage and rolls and then sat down to watched Zero Dark Thirty. Umm....where to begin. Well I do understand why U.S. Senators made such a fuss about the film, but I do not understand why people thought it was so incredibly good. Within the first 10 minutes of the film the first descriptor that came to my mind was "boring." Eventually it became a little more interesting, and that's how I would describe it; it was a very interesting film. I will have to see more of the Oscar nominated films, but this film definitely didn't deserve many Oscar awards; it just wasn't that good. The Hurt Locker was far better, with better characters and a better story. The hunt for Osama bin Laden is a fascinating piece of American history, but for me it comes off more anecdotal than emotionally compelling. He was a terrorist recluse in the end, and died surrounded by walls, and women and children; not a great way to go for such a presumed man of much myth. Anyways. Jessica Chastain as the main character was compelling and good, but there was no connection there for me. The rest of the characters were all static and relatively boring. I did find it interesting when they weaved in historical events into the film; like when the CIA lost over 7 of their agents in a bombing, I remember that. Or when the top U.S. CIA agent was ousted from Pakistan, I remember that too. Like I mentioned it was a very interesting film, but not necessarily very compelling, it also didn't help that you knew the ending already, because it would have been more suspenseful if you didn't know if Bin Laden was in that compound or not until she looked down at his dead face, which they should have showed it in the film. Whatever, I'm giving the film an "Admirable Ability." The music was unremarkable, the dialog relatively forgetful, the cinematography was linear and didn't come off as dynamic or fresh, and the characters were honestly kind of blah like. I guess I'll see it again in the future maybe, but there are several other films that I would rather spend my time watching instead. I'm suddenly feeling rather sleepy, so I'm going to go meet up with the san man, or whatever he's called. Ciao!

Jessica Chastain Interview

Zero Dark Thirty Trailer

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