Another Movie Review ~ Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

This was not a movie I ever planned on seeing.
I didn't see Hurt Locker and I had no desire to see this one.

I was on a date.  We had dinner at an oyster bar (very shelly crab cakes...I don't recommend Hank's Oyster Bar in Alexandria) and we were late for Django Unchained.  So, we chose Zero Dark Thirty.

IT. WAS. AMAZING!

I am the kind of girl who likes her chick flicks and her sci-fi dramas.  I'm not big on 'war' movies.  I know, I know, Zero Dark 30 is not a war movie, but the story of how our country fought, found, an defeated Osama Bin Laden.  

Ever since The Help, Jessica Chastain has been on everyone's radar.  She has gone from a blonde bimbo to a CIA operative who discovered the location of the United States' biggest enemy.  
It didn't help that I had a massive migraine during this movie, but I never left the theater.  All throughout the bright lights and very loud helicopters & bombings, I stuck to it.  

No, I am not one who keeps up with politics.  Some think I should be shunned for this.  It's depressing and sad. So, sue me.  There were a lot of things that happened in the movie, all true to life, that I don't remember.  A lot of bombings throughout the world (London for example) that I don't remember, because I don't pay enough attention to the news or politics.  I guess I should start paying more attention.

I had just moved back to Northern Virginia when Bin Laden was captured and killed.  My brother, Jacob, called me in the middle of the night.  I was asleep in my bed in Arlington and he wanted to know why I wasn't in front of the White House celebrating.  I had no idea what he was talking about, because I didn't have television or cable. Granted, it was around 1 or 2am, so I wouldn't have actually known until I woke up in the morning.  I did save that day's Washington Post.

If you are like me and you don't listen to the news, due to lack of television or radio, don't worry.  You can always count on Hollywood for a really good remake of real life.

I highly recommend Zero Dark Thirty.  That's all I can say.  Everything else will be explained in the movie.