Dude, do you remember how intense and thrilling and awesome Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal‘s Hurt Locker is was???? Well guess what, Biges and Boals did one better on collab numero 2, basically telling Homeland and Argo to argofuckthemselves. Zero Dark Thirty is like watching one of those Bourne movies, cept what’s going on REALLY HAPPENED and what we’re being shown seems really really fcuking real. FO REALS!!! not faux reels!!!
So what is Zero Dark Thirty? It’s 2 minus 2, the opposite of day + 30. BAM! C’mon, you know what this is about – it’s a summarization of failing for ages to find Osama bin Laden, and then maybe finding him, and then deciding whether that maybe is close enuff to a certainty as humanly possible, before pulling the final trigger… on pulling the trigger on OBL. It’s frustrating, and more frustrating, and even more frustrating, but then it gets exciting and even more exciting, and even more more exciting, and then we’re back in the Bigelow-Boal thrill ride where yer heart’s a pounding and yer palms are a sweating, even though you know that OBL aint living past the end credits. SPOILER ALERT – OBL dies. But how did we get to that point? THAT’S WHAT THIS MOVIE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it’s incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!
So when Bigs was making this movie, she was probably like, I want to have someone awesome like Jodie Foster to play my Clarice Starling darling character, so she got herself Jessica Chastain. PERFECT! Then she was like, we need a bunch of random actors that are good, but not huge names, to help Chasty out, and she was like welcome aboard Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Strong, Mark Strong, Mark Duplass & [my boy] Édgar Ramírez. Then she was like, I need a beardy guy that’s super good at yelling and torture and then they got Jason Clarke and he did that. Then she was like, I need two beardos to play beardo Navy Seals, so she got that guy from Parks & Rec who’s character isn’t as funny as everyone thinks it is and fake Owen Lars from the BS Star Wars poo-quels. But guess what, the casting didn’t end there. She was like, oh, I need some fat guy that could pass for Leon Panetta, and so BAM, put on some 80s Japanese bidness-man eyeglasses James Gandolfini! And she threw in Stephen Dillane for good measure. That’s eggzatcly how the casting was done, as told to me by a magic elf fairy from Rivendale
What more do you need to know? GO AMERICA! NEVER QUIT! Always keep your eye on the ball. Kick a guy in the balls, but only IF it will lead to info that will get us to Osama bin Laden. And if we get that info, lets lose it for like 7 years, but since we don’t give up, we find it again and follow up and finally hang our ‘mission accomplished’ banners. Way to go us/US. Red, White & BEST!!!!
Spank dog Morgan Spurlock never found OBL, cause otherwise this movie wouldn’t eggsist
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
Zero Hot Tens: Jessica Collins is in the movie for all of 8 seconds, but she hypnothighsed me with her eyes
and then I remembered where she had done it before – the sorta-brilliant but cancelled Rubicon
Zero Dark Thirty sees the light in NY & LA on Wednesday and elsewhere on January 11
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…