Title: Zero Dark Thirty
Year Of Release: 2011
Review Date: May 31, 2013
Running time: 112 minutes
Box Office Gross: $108,720,716
Site Rating: 2 out of 10 stars
While I did not go to the theater to see
"Zero Dark Thirty" by Sony Pictures, I did view it recently, due to
the political controversy surround it. Many referred to it as a political
tool to aid President Obama with reelection and it was widely criticized for
exploiting and politicizing a terrorism matter concerning Osama Bin Laden.
The Sony filmmakers were also publicly slammed for being given access to top
secret classified materials to make the film, which was a national security
Spoiler Alert: "Zero Dark Thirty"
centers around a CIA agent named Maya and her investigative hunt for violent
terrorist and mass murder, Osama Bin Laden. She watches as her colleagues are
killed while on his trail. The film shows in detail the night raid in Pakistan
that leads to the death of Bin Laden and his men. Too many elements of this
story were left out. It didn't create mystery, just an unfinished piece that
could have better explored the evils of terrorism.