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    Wait, we did catch Laden? Is he getting freed from Guantanamo?

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    If you saw The Hurt Locker, the quality of this film should not be surprising.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this movie, and might be catching a free advance screening tomorrow. It depends on if I want to drive downtown in the snow storm.

    I'm also excited that one of my favorite bands (Ours) recorded a new version of the following song for the movie. It's supposed to play at some point during the movie.


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    I can't wait to see it. For those of you who have, how did it compare to The Hurt Locker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
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    Many, many gov't people, including CIA'ers (and senators I believe) who collaborated on the movie are saying some (much?) of the movie is FOS. Don't get me wrong, I'm going to see it. And sadly, I probably find KB more trustworthy than I do some CIA morons given our government's integrity barometer in most of our eyes. I sort of wonder where the truth lies though. And no matter, based on the trailers, I am dying to see it and will.
    There was a good bit in the news recently how the movie implied we got the critical intel on bin Laden via torture (so I'm told, I haven't seen it yet but plan to). Some high placed sources have said this is not true but that the critical intel was obtained through other means. As someone who is opposed to torture on both practical and moral grounds (and yes, water boarding IS torture), if this is true, I am very disappointed that Bigelow (Director) chose to depict it this way. Still, Hurt Locker was a great movie (also directed by Bigelow), so I have high hopes for this one, inaccuracies aside.

    As a general rule also, you can be very certain that any Hollywood depiction of a historical event takes artistic liberties with history. Recent case in point, Argo, which although a great movie, played fast and loose with some actual historical details of the rescue (one example, there was no drama in the airport as depicted in the movie, they simply boarded the plane and left).

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    It seemed kind of underwhelming...I really had no clue what happened going into the movie, I never read too much about the whole story, but to me it felt like there was so much more to it that wasn't explained in the movie. Some of my favorite TV actors were in it though (Walts dad from Lost, Andy from Parks and Rec, Pete from The League, Coach Taylor from FNL). Overall, I thought it was a pretty good movie...much better than Argo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy eat jazz View Post
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    There was a good bit in the news recently how the movie implied we got the critical intel on bin Laden via torture (so I'm told, I haven't seen it yet but plan to). Some high placed sources have said this is not true but that the critical intel was obtained through other means. As someone who is opposed to torture on both practical and moral grounds (and yes, water boarding IS torture), if this is true, I am very disappointed that Bigelow (Director) chose to depict it this way. Still, Hurt Locker was a great movie (also directed by Bigelow), so I have high hopes for this one, inaccuracies aside.
    Yes, this is what has transpired. However, I'm not so quick to point fingers at Bigelow. I don't trust our G-men as far as I can throw them and I think the far majority of us are pretty confident in saying waterboarding has taken place. The only real question then is, did it take place to obtain intel in these particular instances? I don't know the answer to that. But imo, I find the CIA's desire to deny much more transparent (deny, deny, deny, protect their reputation) than Bigelow's desire to Hollywood-ize the movie.

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    bros i need some quick advice. tonight. should i see this or django.
    im thinkin django and gonna see it anyway but if this is really good i can wait for django.

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    The Hurt Locker was boring as ****. I'm bias though because I find most War/Military movies to be boring as ****.
    Shovel your way out of the s***

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    i liked hurt locker. not really a big fan of war movies but it was good imo. dramatic/suspensalicious.

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