Decided not to see it.
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Anyone else see it yet? General review?
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Decided not to see it.
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Yeah... don't waste your time... its kind of like "wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it... boom, raid on Osama/ end movie" ...damn I just wasted over 2 hours of my life...
thats pretty much how it went I would imagine. lot of waiting and intel gathering for 30 minutes of boom-time.
no, don't want to. allegedly they got him. thats all i need to know.
If you are going into it thinking its about the raid, you are incorrect.
Its about the mission to find him, not so much the raid itself.
I thought it was good, interesting to see the back story. Id say its worth seeing.
It DOES NOT in anyway portray Obama as a hero, as was implied by many before its release.
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Definitely worth seeing, but don't expect a Bruce Willis shoot-em-up. It's a very well-made film with some solid acting. Will it keep you at the edge of your seat with suspense? No, but it WILL draw in a viewer who has the patience to watch a story unfold. The movie does a very good job of conveying how tedious and frustrating the entire task of tracking down UBL... you keep thinking "when are they going to get this guy?" over the course of 2 hours, which is compressed from the real-world time frame of a decade. Meanwhile, the "heroine" CIA agent (superbly played by Jessica Chastain) is worn down by the nearly fruitless searching over years, but retains her committedness to get UBL. The actual raid on the compound is nearly anti-climactic.
If you want to see lots of military action, go rent Heartbreak Ridge (a classic I love) - Zero Dark Thirty is a vastly different movie that tells a detailed story.
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I read No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden: Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer: Amazon.com: Kindle Store. It was a good book and satisfied my curiosity on the subject. I'm not going to watch the movie.
I know how it ends. And the Titanic sinks. Gangster Squad is okay, lots of cool cars.
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I liked it. It was exactly what I expected. But I was not expecting a movie about the raid. It is about the hunt.
And Tony Soprano runs the CIA!
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i liked it. kinda slow going but it built up to a good ending.
It's just ok. Wish i had waited til it was on HBO instead of wasting 11.50 for the movie.
Saw it, thought it was outstanding to be honest. I am a huge fan of the series Homeland so this tied something similiar.
Yeah, it was a long build up focusing on how the main character hunted for him for a decade. I found the actually raid on the compound interesting. If any of you tactics guru's can chime in, feel free. The SEALs were very slow and methodical getting in to the compound and clearing rooms but their failure drills were pretty intense. It was a far cry from hitting it a building with an NE round and storming the place like gangbusters.