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Zero Dark Thirty

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by whnay., Aug 8, 2012.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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  2. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hurt Locker was good, but not great. Still enjoyed it.
     


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    The Hurt Locker was okay, but was just silly in some instances. Like the 4 EODs just roaming around Iraq alone. Then they encounter the SAS team in the desert, who are pinned down by a sniper who is hiding in a building which happens to be the only structure standing for miles and miles (brings to mind the How Not to be Seen Monty Python sketch, obvious cover). And the SAS team has a .50 Barrett, but they do not shoot through the mud brick building. Sheesh.
     


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    Agree. Good movie, but I didn't get a boner over it. The trailer to this looks intriguing not sure if I'll get around to watching though
     


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    Not to mention the head-shot on the guys on the run with the sniper rifle.
     


  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The entire movie annoyed me, it was like JarHead but worse. Silly action scenes devoid from reality, terrible acting and drama. I hope ZDR is good, I like the trailer. I am worried a little bit about the way it all came together and the budget which comes in just under $30MM if I remember correctly.
     


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    The worst thing about this is that it was shot successfully in such a way that most people thought it was very 'gritty' 'realistic' and 'authentic'.
     


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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No that's what I mean, it was cheesier than a Rambo film.
     


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    Saw it yesterday, last 30 mins were awesome....
     


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    This is true. The last 30 mins and the first 2.5 hrs were like different movies.

    On the whole, good movie, not mindblowing.

    But yeah, the last 30 mins was awesome.
     


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    Christ, good thing we didn't catch the 10:40 show last night.
     


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    Yeah, it's a really long movie. To it's credit, it doesn't feel long. But yeah, we went to a 6:30PM showing without checking the runtime, figuring we would get dinner afterwards. It was 9:45 when we left. No dinner :(
     


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    I don't mind long movies, just wouldn't want to start it at 10:40pm. Hopefully I'll get to see it sometime Sunday night.
     
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    I thought the last 30 minutes were as equally unrealistic as the first 2.x hours of the movie. It's definitely a story worth telling -- why not do it right?
     


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    Howso? The raid was almost exactly what was stated happened in the only accounting we have of the raid yet, No Easy Day. It was also reasonably realistic as far as military tactics go. What wasn't realistic about it?
     


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