Zero Dark Thirty
- 2 hr 37 min
This film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, an academy award winning director. In this adaption of just what went on with the search and eventual capture of wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, the story chronicles the heroics of war veterans who were present in the capture and their struggles along the way. Along with the screenwriter Mark Boal, the directive narration of this film is nostalgic of Kathryn Bigelow's other directing projects. This film is a chronicled story of the long search for the sought after and world renown terrorist. A chronicled event which eventually lead to his death, during the raid enacted by the Navy's SEAL squad, aptly named "Team #6." This movie is based on a true story and was only recently released in theaters, spanning all across the US. The release date was December 19th, 2012. Zero Dark Thirty got its titled name after a military term. Zero Dark Thirty basically means thirty minutes after midnight, which is representative of the darkness (much like night) that cloaked the entirety of the operation to capture Osama Bin Laden, which lasted a good decade in length. Much of the movie itself was directed at a location that was made to look like Abbottabad and Lahore, Pakistan. This location was the PEC University of Technology, which is actually located in a place called Chandigarh, India. Abbottabad/Lahore, Pakistan, was the very place that Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed, in May of 2011. The filming on India's soil actually caused for some protesting, as local protesters in India boycotted the filming, claiming Anti-Osama beliefs and sentiments. Although, some of the film is actually quite fictional and elaborately played out, the main theme of the story is that it's based mostly on the true story of the capturing of Osama Bin Laden. Much controversy definitely centers around the making of the film. This varies from allegations of leaked, classified information, to reluctance on how to react to the torture, presented in the film.