Originally Posted by Teh_Ninja
Sorry, boringly overrated film. I think the only reason it's regarded as such a great film, is because it shows the events prior to, and leading up to the assassination of Osama bin Laden/ who every American considers him right below satan, in terms of douchebaggery, which is why they would want to see it.
If it were an hour shorter, and DID not have Jessica Chastain (who is annoying and over dramatic), I might have enjoyed it.
Just saw the movie and I must say that I completely disagree with you. Apart from being loose with a few facts, namely that it was an entire team of CIA agents instead of a lone wolf after Bin Laden, I really enjoyed it.
Considering that Bin Laden did kill 3000+ Americans in easily the single worst terrorist attack I know of, of course he's high on the villian list, and deservedly so. As for the length, well, there is such a thing as telling a story and enjoying the ride. People just have uber short attention spans these days
Chastain I won't comment on, I thought her performance was done well but I would prefer a more historocally accurate depiction. Obviously though, a good story needs a recognizable protagonist(s) and a groups of CIA operatives wouldn't fit the bill as well as a good looking woman who happens to be obsessed with her work.
What I want to know is if •••Spoiler: that CIA friend of hers who tried to bribe the doctor and was killed by the suicide bomber really did exist and if seven people were really killed