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Monday, February 25, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

This is a highly charged, high octane film making at its best.

It certainly blew 'Argo' away, in my opinion, for its intensity, scale and tension it generates.

It's amazing how the film makers succeed in keeping audience on the edge of their seats for more than two and half hours, watching the film that everybody knows its ending.

For me, it's because by watching this film, people feel participated in the hunt for the mastermind of the successive terrorist attacks on the democracy by the Islamic Jihadists.

Therefore, the death of bin Laden symbolises the end of one chapter of our struggle against these fanatics.

And, I'm afraid we need to continue this battle, that's because, as Christopher Hitchens used to say, "their ideology is incompatible with our civilisation, and there will be a fight."

It's a scary thought, but, I believe he is right.
My only hope is it won't be in my lifetime.

There're lots of controversies about torture scenes in the film.
And what about US policies after September 11, suppression of civil liberties, 'rendition', unlawful indefinite detention of suspects, countless drone attacks in foreign countries, 'collateral damages.....

These are very important issues, and I must admit, I don't know answers of my own.
I've been following these on the net, but, they're too complicated to form my own opinions at the moment.

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