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Look, you said it was accurate, the CIA said it wasn't. I think I'll believe the CIA.

You are stuck on one aspect that was not a key theme of the movie. Had they spent time directly unpacking the issue of torture it would have muddied the movie and made an already very long movie much longer.

If they don't use torture as the causality for one piece of evidence then there is far less dramatic interest from the start, a frighteningly substantial part of the GWOT is not part of the movie and they then can't directly address the fundamental shift in the GWOT once Obama comes into office. (I mean, FFS, Maya CLEARLY shows her ambivalence to the use of "extraordinary rendition" and a few of the allusions later in the movie show it wasn't a good thing).

So yeah, if you're still hung up on the efficacy of torture in the real world (which is likely minimal) as opposed to the way it was used to advance the plot, was not at all a major theme of the movie and ignores that every other event was about as accurate as we will know...fine.
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Zero Dark Thirty

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Zero Dark Thirty

well, did you like it?
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well, did you like it?

Not the best movie. Would give it 5/10. I think the acting is little I don't know ''childish'' b-level.

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interesting
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There are good actors in it, but they are not made for that movie. 

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I've heard bad things about Zero Dark Thirty. Will give it a watch. I hear its pretty poor apart from the end scene which is quite well done apparently.
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Look, you said it was accurate, the CIA said it wasn't. I think I'll believe the CIA.






Ed only said it was accurate because he was being tortured, so the reliability of the information may be suspect.
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I've heard bad things about Zero Dark Thirty. Will give it a watch. I hear its pretty poor apart from the end scene which is quite well done apparently.

All I can say it's a OK movie to see, waste some time not boring either. But the acting is bad (not all the time) and yeah the ending scene is horrible. You well quit feel ''was it only this?''

And note the movie is 2h 30 min and it comes down to NOTHING.

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Ed only said it was accurate because he was being tortured, so the reliability of the information may be suspect.

Thank you for capturing the genius of spallcamica.
post #5921 of 9598
Tried watching Equilibrium since most everyone thought I would enjoy since I always say I enjoy Sci-Fi movies.


Stopped watching 15 minutes into it.... It is crap unoriginal mish mash of Sci fi.
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Moonrise Kingdom. Great job by Wes Anderson. Also superb acting, good story. Enjoyed it a lot. 9/10

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The trailer looked weird, didn't understand anything. Is it really that good biggrin.gif?

It's excellent. Cinematography is top notch.
post #5923 of 9598
So, I'm the guy that says "does x win in the end, I cant take the suspense".

Conceded.

I saw the 007 documentary, really interesting. Decided to watch the last 3 bond movies, with Daniel Craig as the new bond.

In context, these are great. He's by far the best bond ever, not even an argument. The films, again IN CONTEXT are by far the best bond films ever. Quite enjoyable. More depth, character development, and grit, especially Casino Royale.

The franchise has a very long history, and The Spy Who Loved me and Moonraker were always my favorites, but these are really top notch and do exceed expectations. Touche. The franchise deserves another day.
post #5924 of 9598
watched "10 years" last night. that is all.
post #5925 of 9598
I watched Killing Them Softly last night. Not quite sure I got the message. So America = capitalism = bad? Mind blown.
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