I haven't yet seen Near Dark Thirty, having been less than enthralled by The Hurt Locker, which I found tedious (another day, another bomb).......
is maximum excitement compared to Zero Dark 30
! At least they were looking for bombs in Locker. Imagine a story being moved forward by a (whining) CIA agent tediously sifting through interrogation tapes. After the first waterboarding scene at the start of the film, they all flow together (no pun intended). I honestly fail to 'get' the praise heaped on Chastain for this
film but, hey, I realize that I am in the minority. I've admired Chastain in past films like The Help
, my favorite films of 2012 are The Impossible
(set in Thailand during and after the tsunami of 2004...focus on the ordeal of one family), Skyfall
(007 at his greatest) and -- most especially, although not talked about so much in the US -- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
. I have yet to see Lincoln
and Silver Linings Playbook
, among the top faves.