I said “BOOM Girl”..Not "Bomb" Girl

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Last Wednesday was the season 2 premier of the Canadian Television show Bomb Girls: A show about women working  in a munitions factory  during WWII, however that was over shadowed by Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. The movie opens nationwide on January 11th. 

UPDATE: 1.07.2013 Washington D.C. there have been protests concerning the torture scene in this movie. I didn't think the movie portrayed anything that hasn't already been reported concerning water boarding during the Bush Administration, and I frankly deem these events as Washington politicians trying to get their 15 minutes. The scene was one of many non torture scenes which did not culminate in locating Bin Laden.

I saw Zero Dark Thirty this past weekend and let me tell you this movie is not like the viewers are used to seeing in the HBO series  “Homeland,” even if Maya, the CIA agent played by Jessica Chastain ), bears a slight resemblance to the character Carrie Mathison.

Yes Maya is seriously obsessed (with finding Bin Laden, and as a resu8lt she  isn’t taken too seriously by the men around her), but later in the game, she speaks off a line of dialogue in which puts the “big boys” in their place: “I’m the m***erf!*ker that found Osama bin Laden”, (and you didn’t, and don’t you forget it.
The explosions are LOUD, Unexpected and Louder than in any other war movie I’ve seen, with the exception of Bigelow’s Academy Award winning film: Hurt Locker. Don’t be fooled by this trailer, when it’s relatively calm and then things go: BOOM!

What makes this movie memorable for me is the fact that Kathryn Bigelow has done is, like in her other movies such as: Near Dark is pay close attention to the way life works in seemingly benign, but complex environments; combining ruthlessness and humanity in a manner that is paradoxical and disconcerting yet satisfying as art.

These factors coupled with what has to be her memorable wartime explosions make this movie worth watching.

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