So I haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty, mostly because I refuse to watch propaganda films. Mr. HG, however, watched it the other night. Judging from the amount of giggling, sighing, groaning and full-throated denunciations overheard, I’m assuming it was not as good as the press are claiming.
Mr HG’s actual review was delivered in his typically succinct style: “That was stupid. A total waste of my time.” He had, of course, researched it extensively before watching it, which I am assuming made it even worse to sit through. I knew better than to waste my time.
This is what we should be hearing about. From what I’ve read, Marcus Luttrell is comfortable with it, which is enough for me. The release date is only listed as “2013″ on the IMDB page, but I’ll hear about it from the Mr well before it is actually released.
In a sane, fair world, I’d expect the amount of press for Lone Survivor to surpass the hype surrounding Zero Dark Thirty, but I’m not holding my breath. If it’s not a film made for the glory of our Dear Leader, I’m not sure it will receive the same kind of disgusting, fawning, sycophantic reviews.
I could be wrong, though. It happens sometimes.