Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Half past Dark

So this is the latest movie in the history of military revisionism to cleanly produce a clear narrative of events for people to think is real.

In between real life events of various attacks, one woman is the sole reason that Osama Bin Laden is finally taken down, thus ending the War on Terror and meaning no-one in America is ever afraid of anything ever again, and the government releases its sphincter like grip on policy and gets back to not treating its own national citizens like would be terrorists...

...or that could be some other movie. But not about the woman inserting herself into real events. One might even go so far as saying Forrest Gump, but that might be going too far... might be...

But let's talk torture, and how the movie is ambivalent about it. Except it isn't. 'Oh, but that first guy only reveals when they trick him', after they torture him to the point of he accepts that he did reveal what they said. And other people say 'I don't want to be tortured anymore, so here is some information', so yeah, completely not presented in a positive light at all. And also completely secondary to the movie. In fact, most thing were secondary, like a coherent narrative plot that isn't just random scenes tied around actual events.

And then there's the big even that happened during the making of the movie. I presume the final sequence is based on what was known at the time, and then altered to be more cinematic. Certainly retains the fetishistic approach to the American military that these sorts of movies have.

Not that impressive, overall, but of course people love it because AMURIKA FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!


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