Skip to comments.Zero Dark Thirty confounding liberal film critics (A Hollywood film supports Dubya's policies)
Posted on 12/16/2012 3:55:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind
What if Hollywood made a high profile movie that carried an implicit message supporting George W. Bush's War on Terror policies and made Barack Obama look naïve? What if the movie were made by an acclaimed director, and was really, really good?
Why, you'd have the amusing opportunity to read up on the critical reaction To Kathryn Bigelow's new blockbuster film, Zero Dark Thirty.
I confess that when I learned that Hollywood was to enjoy very broad cooperation from the intelligence community for the production, I assumed that the Obama Administration would get a free pass, a semi-hagiographic treatment of the bold president ordering the raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden.
Kyle Smith, writing in the New York Post, explains how the closely detailed film treats the subject, and why President Obama is not happy with the outcome:
"After seeing it, I can report that it is a clear vindication for the Bush administration's view of the War on Terror. Moreover, "ZD30" subtly presents President Obama and by extension the entire Democratic establishment and its supporters in the media as hindering the effort to find bin Laden by politicizing harsh interrogation techniques and striking a pose against them that was naive at best."
Since the film is based on unpublished interviews with primary sources, it is unusually difficult to fact-check. But as information about the reality behind the story emerges, so far "ZD30" is standing up factually and is consistent with relevant statements by former CIA Director Leon Panetta and lawmakers with access to classified information about the raid.
Smith lays out how the film carefully depicts the actual context within which useful, actionable information is developed.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
A Hollywood movie we’re actually going to want to see?
The film is also favored for Oscar Nomination (and perhaps a win) for BEST PICTURE.
“New York magazine’s lively critic David Edelstein, for instance, calls the movie “The most neutral-seeming ‘America, F—k Yeah!’ picture ever made.”
To think that Odumbo allowed Mark Boal special access to classified info and expecting a Dem propaganda film. Bigelow just like her work in Hurt Locker, allows audiences to decide for themselves.
I never got how Bush and Cheney were monsters because KSM a dn Abu Zubaydah were waterboarded 190 times or so(and suffred no lasting effects and are 100% healthy today), yet Obama is just fine even thoug he’s killed hundreds if not thousand of civilians(including many children) with his drone attacks in his 1st term.
Seems to me if we’re going to ask which is worse and more immoral or inhumane KSM and Zubaydah being waterboarded don’t even come close to what Obama’s done with the drones.
Does Obama want us to believe that KSM feeling like he’s going to drown for a few seconds is worse than Obama blowing hundreds of kids away from Predators?
I thought the movie about the SEAL who killed Bin Laden had already come out thttp://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8e464776e6/the-navy-seal-who-killed-osama-bin-laden
I have to say, I’ve heard the title but knew nothing about it. Now I know.
lots of conservatives thought it would give Obama a boost, but if they did interview the real seal team six, they’d get a different view.
I guess this is why they changed the release date from just before the election to now.