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Deberg_1990
12-04-2012, 11:14 AM
Sounds outstanding.


100% at RT



http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/zero_dark_thirty/




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stonedstooge
12-04-2012, 11:16 AM
First a Nobel Peace Prize and now an Oscar. The genius that is O'Bama never ceases to amaze

something cooler
12-04-2012, 11:18 AM
I'm really exited about this, looks fucking good.

scott free
12-04-2012, 11:19 AM
Very few things in life fascinate me like special operators, they're the closest thing to Batman, superheros any of us will ever see.

This movie is going to literally KILL, i'll definitely pay to see it on the big screen then buy it when it comes to dvd.

Everything i'm reading says its really going to immerse you in their world, exceptional realism, i cant wait.

patteeu
12-04-2012, 12:57 PM
I'll watch.

Reaper16
12-04-2012, 12:59 PM
It's directed by Kathryn Bigelow, whose previous film was The Hurt Locker. I'm definitely seeing this, and it has nothing to do with politics.

donkhater
12-04-2012, 02:10 PM
It's directed by Kathryn Bigelow, whose previous film was The Hurt Locker. I'm definitely seeing this, and it has nothing to do with politics.

If it's anything like The Hurt Locker its in the running for the most boring, overrated movie of all time. That movie sucked ass.

Reaper16
12-04-2012, 02:16 PM
If it's anything like The Hurt Locker its in the running for the most boring, overrated movie of all time. That movie sucked ass.

I'm better at watching movies than you.

donkhater
12-04-2012, 02:23 PM
I'm better at watching movies than you.

It looks interesting. But saying its like The Hurt Locker is going to make me think twice about seeing it.

HonestChieffan
12-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Gonna see the Hobbit. All the rest looks like crap and a waste of money

patteeu
12-04-2012, 02:29 PM
Gonna see the Hobbit. All the rest looks like crap and a waste of money

Yeah, if it doesn't have Hobbits in it, it's probably going to have to wait until it's available on Netflix at the patteeu house.

CoMoChief
12-04-2012, 02:31 PM
More bullshit propaganda.

Deberg_1990
12-04-2012, 03:19 PM
More bullshit propaganda.

I don't think so...or not a lot of it. It's focused around the main CIA woman who tracked Bin Laden for years.

HonestChieffan
12-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Maybe Bilbo Baggins will get a Nobel this time around?

mlyonsd
12-04-2012, 04:10 PM
I'll watch it. I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD so I can replay the OBL kill seen back and forth in slow mo.

patteeu
12-04-2012, 06:25 PM
I'll watch it. I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD so I can replay the OBL kill seen back and forth in slow mo.

I think I heard that there's a brief appearance by Obama in it so you know Direckshun's going to be involved in some slow mo looping action too.

Dick Bull
12-04-2012, 06:30 PM
Gonna see the Hobbit. All the rest looks like crap and a waste of money

This.

Pants
12-04-2012, 10:43 PM
I disliked The Hurt Locker because the movie was trying to be realistic, yet had the most ridiculously stupid sequences of all time. It was a pretty schizophrenic film, IMO.

I hope they got some consulting while creating ZDT.

cosmo20002
12-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Gonna see the Hobbit. All the rest looks like crap and a waste of money


Not sure if joking.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-05-2012, 07:34 AM
If it's anything like The Hurt Locker its in the running for the most boring, overrated movie of all time. That movie sucked ass.

Yessir, more flag waving bullshit that didn't really happen.

scott free
12-05-2012, 08:35 AM
I agree that hurt locker had some scenes that were pure hollywood, like these EOD troops being crack snipers for one... but outside of that, i thought it captured the "feel" of what it must've been like.

Having met and talked to plenty of vets and done my share of reading, its a pretty good flic, putting the viewer in the middle of a war with no front lines and in the heads of the men there.

CoMoChief
12-05-2012, 08:52 AM
LMAO....this story is so fake

scott free
12-05-2012, 09:07 AM
LMAO....this story is so fake

I've always been open to possibilities and theories that most here would dismiss out of hand, but i dont know why you would believe that.

donkhater
12-05-2012, 09:44 AM
I didn't like The Hurt Locker because of the realism, or lack thereof. It was just an insanely boring, segmented movie. Clearly a political choice for Best Picture to rival In Inconvenient Truth.

Cheater5
12-05-2012, 07:55 PM
I agree that hurt locker had some scenes that were pure hollywood, like these EOD troops being crack snipers for one... but outside of that, i thought it captured the "feel" of what it must've been like.

Having met and talked to plenty of vets and done my share of reading, its a pretty good flic, putting the viewer in the middle of a war with no front lines and in the heads of the men there.

No...and no. I do not concur.

It was filmed in Jordan so it definitely looks like Iraq, and that's about it. Bull$h1t movie, and hate for you to think that reflected the realism or 'feel' as you call it, of OIF.

DJJasonp
12-05-2012, 07:58 PM
I don't think so...or not a lot of it. It's focused around the main CIA woman who tracked Bin Laden for years.

so the movie ends in 2002-2003ish when UBL died of kidney failure?? :hmmm:

scott free
12-05-2012, 10:46 PM
No...and no. I do not concur.

It was filmed in Jordan so it definitely looks like Iraq, and that's about it. Bull$h1t movie, and hate for you to think that reflected the realism or 'feel' as you call it, of OIF.

Man, sorry to hear that, i've only been in simulated battles, i defer to your expertise.

Tell me the ways i'm wrong, and i swear i dont mean that in some Donger-like, baiting, rhetorical way... i just want to know the truth, i think thats why so many of the vets i know and talk to open up, i get enough military slang and humor to atleast let them know i'm not some fake.

Hit me with some thoughts...

Sorter
12-05-2012, 11:49 PM
I don't think so...or not a lot of it. It's focused around the main CIA woman who tracked Bin Laden for years.

Who, her?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4c/CarrieMathison.jpg/250px-CarrieMathison.jpg

Pawnmower
12-06-2012, 01:49 AM
Hurtlocker was the most over rated piece of garbage I have seen in years.

Cheater5
12-06-2012, 04:19 AM
Man, sorry to hear that, i've only been in simulated battles, i defer to your expertise.

Tell me the ways i'm wrong, and i swear i dont mean that in some Donger-like, baiting, rhetorical way... i just want to know the truth, i think thats why so many of the vets i know and talk to open up, i get enough military slang and humor to atleast let them know i'm not some fake.

Hit me with some thoughts...

I suppose it's like a law enforcement officer watching a cop movie or TV show that is supposed to be 'gritty and realistic', and hoping that finally someone got close to authenticity. And then realizing very quickly it's nothing more but a polished version of the same soup warmed over.

Apologize for the hijack;
1) NO ONE in Iraq goes ANYWHERE alone. Nope. Never. You don't split your team up to walk alone down alleyways; you don't leave the FOB on your own (at night or any other time). This isn't the streets of the U.S. or any other western nation, or even Kuwait. You intentionally separate yourself in Iraq and you run the very real risk of starring in a grainy video with dudes in hoods standing behind you...
2) EOD techs experience extreme danger every single day (understatement), which leads them to be meticulous, professional, and they calculate risk with a surgeon-like focus. Plus they are rare; this isn't a high density skillset. So, to portray the lead character as a swaggering on-the-edge wildman who risks not only his life recklessly but those of his men...well. He'd be gone. Pack... Your... Sh*t.
3) Dove-tailing with the above; EOD does not go anywhere unescorted. They do not just go meandering around on patrols by themselves. They receive a call, and are ushered (escorted) in and out of an IED site. Unless of course they are already embedded with a unit on a mission.
4) The scene rescuing the Blackwater dudes and making nearly impossible shots by an untrained sniper with a .50 cal (again out on their own just driving around...) is just another data point that erodes realism.

There are some good scenes in that movie. Not many, but there are some. Overall, just too much to overcome and I wrote it off as tripe.

Reaper16
12-06-2012, 07:35 AM
I really don't give a shit about where and how far The Hurt Locker deviates from militaristic realism. It's not a documentary and its not even a film about about military action, really. It's a character study.

CoMoChief
12-06-2012, 08:25 PM
Anyone think this is real? Just look at Hillary's omg face. That shit is so fake.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2011/05/04_situation-room.jpg

Sorter
12-06-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm just glad that John Lithgow was able to make an appearance, honestly.

La literatura
12-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Anyone think this is real? Just look at Hillary's omg face. That shit is so fake.

You're dumb. Also, that's not her "omg face." People put their hand up to their face all the time. Just because she's female doesn't mean she was freaking out at that moment.

Sorter
12-06-2012, 09:16 PM
You're dumb. Also, that's not her "omg face." People put their hand up to their face all the time. Just because she's female doesn't mean she was freaking out at that moment.

Explain why Lithgow was there then!!!!

LMAO

Red Brooklyn
12-06-2012, 09:26 PM
I really don't give a shit about where and how far The Hurt Locker deviates from militaristic realism. It's not a documentary and its not even a film about about military action, really. It's a character study.
I'm glad somebody gets it.

|Zach|
12-06-2012, 09:33 PM
Who, her?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4c/CarrieMathison.jpg/250px-CarrieMathison.jpg

:D

durtyrute
12-07-2012, 07:28 AM
Explain why Lithgow was there then!!!!

LMAO

He does look just like him.

ForeverChiefs58
12-11-2012, 03:05 PM
I don't think so...or not a lot of it. It's focused around the main CIA woman who tracked Bin Laden for years.


CIA agent depicted in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ not too popular



"Zero Dark Thirty," a film about the tracking and killing of Osama bin Laden, is one of the year's most anticipated movies. Directed by Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), the film tells the untold story of what it took to find and kill the 9/11 mastermind.

The Washington Post reports that one of the main CIA operatives responsible for bin Laden's capture has run into some career roadblocks in recent months. As portrayed by Jessica Chastain, the character of Maya is ambitious, intelligent and relentless. However, in real life Maya (not her real name) is apparently unpopular around the office.

The Post reports that the operative and several other agents were awarded the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal, one of the agency's highest honors. However, after an email was sent to staff members announcing the award, the agent hit the reply-all button and expressed her feelings that only she was worthy of the award. A former CIA official quoted by the Post said her response could be summed up with: "You guys tried to obstruct me. You fought me. Only I deserve the award."

Of course, when you're hunting the world's most-wanted man, one would think you'd be forgiven for having a lack of manners. But the woman has apparently been denied a promotion that would have resulted in a significant raise (she was given a cash reward for her work, though). The former CIA official said he and others were stunned by the denied promotion, according to the Washington Post. "Do you know how many CIA officers are jerks?" he said. "If that was a disqualifier, the whole National Clandestine Service would be gone."

The film, while a lock for Oscar nominations, is also drawing fire for the way in which it portrays the CIA as using torture as a means for obtaining information. This week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee plans to vote on whether to approve the release of thousands of pages of documents detailing the interrogation procedures used to hunt bin Laden.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/former-official-cia-agent-depicted-zero-dark-thirty-172706490.html

durtyrute
12-11-2012, 03:15 PM
If O'Dammit can win the Nobel Peace Prize then this will when an Oscar. I swear, politics and pretty much anything having to do with the government is like watching a damn sitcom.