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Final trailer for Zero Dark Thirty packs a melodic punch and beckons you to the theater

Dec. 13, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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Director Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY has been snagging critic awards and Golden Globe nominations of late, helping to prime the film for its release in January.  Taking the New York Film Critics Circle top prize, as well as a best director nod to Bigelow.  It's taken a few other awards, with lots of credit going to screenwriter Mark Boal and Bigelow, the same team behind THE HURT LOCKER and a massive haul of kudos going to Jessica Chastain's performance as a CIA operative who was instrumental in tracking down Bin Laden.  Now, we have a final trailer for the film, which glides beautifully under the Scala & Kolacny Bros. cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters."

The film is garnering some other attention as well, mostly due to the depiction of torture, which may or may not have led to the location of Bin Laden.  Everyone seems to have some feelings on it one way or another, but the uber political are having a field day with it.  Personally, and from military experience, I know where the truth is, and it won't affect my viewing experience in the least.  But, everyone has their line. 

Have a look:

ZERO DARK THIRTY, starring Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Chris Pratt, James Gandolfini, Frank Grillo, Harold Perrineau, Scott Adkins, and Mark Duplass hits theaters on January 11, 2013.

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1:42PM on 12/14/2012
When I first heard about it, I was dead set against it.
Then came the teaser, which while very teaser-ish, used the name of bin Laden at least two too many times.
The last trailer was the first thing to give me any hope in this, despite the pedigree.
This one does even better.

The fact that this is not a movie about Seal Team 6 makes me more interested. So does the critical reception. There's a part of me that wonders if the reception is due to the film itself, or the fact that it ends
When I first heard about it, I was dead set against it.
Then came the teaser, which while very teaser-ish, used the name of bin Laden at least two too many times.
The last trailer was the first thing to give me any hope in this, despite the pedigree.
This one does even better.

The fact that this is not a movie about Seal Team 6 makes me more interested. So does the critical reception. There's a part of me that wonders if the reception is due to the film itself, or the fact that it ends with the killing of the most hated man of the past decade.

In summation, my feelings are just very complicated about this. A movie was bound to be made, and it just happened to work out they were already developing a movie when May rolled around, but I can't recall the last time there was such a quick turn-around from real events to award-worthy film.
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11:01AM on 12/14/2012
I loved The Hurt Locker, and was cheering out loudly when it won The Best Picture Oscar (and all those others). I'm definitely going to be there for the opening night for this one. Looks just great. Don't know if it is 100% accurate, or what, but looks powerful film.
I loved The Hurt Locker, and was cheering out loudly when it won The Best Picture Oscar (and all those others). I'm definitely going to be there for the opening night for this one. Looks just great. Don't know if it is 100% accurate, or what, but looks powerful film.
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3:05AM on 12/14/2012
The fact that this is coming out in January is making me postpone the completion of my 2012 top ten films list. I really need to see this film simply based on all the accolades, because if it's all true, this will be on that list.
The fact that this is coming out in January is making me postpone the completion of my 2012 top ten films list. I really need to see this film simply based on all the accolades, because if it's all true, this will be on that list.
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2:04AM on 12/14/2012

I've said it before...

Please...please let Andy Dwyer be the one who turns Osama's head into a canoe...
Please...please let Andy Dwyer be the one who turns Osama's head into a canoe...
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12:51AM on 12/14/2012
The previous trailers hadn't done much for me, but after this one, I'm sold.
The previous trailers hadn't done much for me, but after this one, I'm sold.
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12:05AM on 12/14/2012
Holy crap. I'm a sucker for military movies and this one looks good. Kathryn Bigelow got a lot of heat from the military movie savvy people for The Hurt Locker, but she's a smart girl. I'm hoping that this time she gets it just right.
And omg that version of "Nothing Else Matters" is pretty great. Just like of that version of "Creep" in the trailers of The Social Network
Holy crap. I'm a sucker for military movies and this one looks good. Kathryn Bigelow got a lot of heat from the military movie savvy people for The Hurt Locker, but she's a smart girl. I'm hoping that this time she gets it just right.
And omg that version of "Nothing Else Matters" is pretty great. Just like of that version of "Creep" in the trailers of The Social Network
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