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(Huffington Post)   Zero Dark Thirty may win Best Picture, but it bears a striking resemblance to less-heralded films of the past. Like Erin Brockovich, The Devil Wears Prada, and Legally Blonde 2   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 15
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2012-12-20 05:05:56 PM
Because it doesn't just openly pander like all the other oscar-bait films out this year, it also manipulates the audience by intentionally playing on a piece of cultural zeitgeist that the academy and hollywood think is deeper than it actually is?
 
2012-12-20 06:29:17 PM
Somehow I don't think Zero Dark is going to have the groin-melting hotness of Devil Wears Prada.
 
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2012-12-20 08:07:44 PM
Because if there's a woman fighting against a bureaucracy, it must be exactly like Legally Blonde. Yeah, that's no sexist at all. Please continue.
 
It's a farking awesome film, and the raid on bin Laden's compound is some of the best military combat ever shown in a major film.
 
2012-12-20 08:20:35 PM
 
2012-12-20 08:36:58 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Because if there's a woman fighting against a bureaucracy, it must be exactly like Legally Blonde. Yeah, that's no sexist at all. Please continue.

It's a farking awesome film, and the raid on bin Laden's compound is some of the best military combat ever shown in a major film.


You nailed it, that review was stunningly sexist.
 
2012-12-20 08:41:22 PM

blue_2501: And apparently not very accurate, either.


I doubt they got the blow for blow accounts right, but I'd be weary of quoting professional liars to debunk this movie.  You're not going to find a senator who is going to come out and say "oh yes, these torture scenes were absolutely spot on, good job guys!"  As with anything, the government is going to deny the account, just as they did to the book written by the guy on the mission.
 
2012-12-20 09:51:00 PM
I kind of understand the criticism. In Argo, as good as I thought that movie was, my eyes rolled when Affleck resorted to common and overly done scenes such as a chase on the runway.

So it's disappointing to hear this movie has a scene where the main character has something important to do now and the boss hands her a stack of crap work she must complete first. I'm just glad they didn't have Bin Laden grab a kid to use as a human shield, causing the SEAL to say on his radio "I don't have a clear shot", until the kid elbows Bin Laden in the nuts and breaks free, allowing the SEAL to pop a cap in his ass while the SEAL says "I just popped a cap in his ass".

Too bad these filmmakers don't trust their material more than they do.
 
2012-12-20 10:49:00 PM

fusillade762: Somehow I don't think Zero Dark is going to have the groin-melting hotness of Devil Wears Prada.

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Oh really???

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2012-12-21 12:35:09 AM
I knew it. Julia Roberts ate Osama.
 
2012-12-21 01:21:06 AM
Zero Dark Thirty may win Best Picture, but it bears a striking resemblance to less-heralded films of the past. Like Erin Brockovich, The Devil Wears Prada, and Legally Blonde 2Triumph of the Will

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warmonger propaganda crap.

/she looka lika man
 
2012-12-21 04:44:38 AM
I haven't seen it yet so I can't properly judge, but it got the pretty rare "A" rating from AV Club, and while I often feel like they underrate a lot of movies that I like, they rarely overrate a movie that I feel is crap (essentially the opposite of Ebert). I'm guessing that there's something good here.
 
2012-12-21 08:01:06 AM
The butthurt was strong with this reviewer.
 
2012-12-21 09:49:47 AM
If this picture wins best picture it certainly won't be because it was the best picture
 
2012-12-21 10:19:09 AM
That's impossible. The movie has NOTHING to do with the Holocaust.
 
2012-12-21 01:14:21 PM

Birnone: I kind of understand the criticism. In Argo, as good as I thought that movie was, my eyes rolled when Affleck resorted to common and overly done scenes such as a chase on the runway.

So it's disappointing to hear this movie has a scene where the main character has something important to do now and the boss hands her a stack of crap work she must complete first. I'm just glad they didn't have Bin Laden grab a kid to use as a human shield, causing the SEAL to say on his radio "I don't have a clear shot", until the kid elbows Bin Laden in the nuts and breaks free, allowing the SEAL to pop a cap in his ass while the SEAL says "I just popped a cap in his ass".


Oh man , that would have been epic.

Then Jamie Foxx run up a gives the dude a fist bump and looks at dead Bin Laden " See ya .."
Then then they jump into a helicopter piloted by Michele Rodriquez and she says

" Settle down boys mama not don't cooking ." and fires off two rockets that explode under two troop trucks crossing a bridge causing them to stand on end.

A quick fly by the compound and the little Pakistani kid waves at the Seal Team from the ground.

// look if you know anyone in Hollywood we may be able to get a movie made.

 
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