Take Me to the Movies

Madi Carley


The weekend is here, so instead of spending your Friday night at home, grab your friends and go out the movies and get some buttery popcorn while you’re at it.


“Zero Dark Thirty,” is an action packed thriller that opened on Jan. 11. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the movie is about a female operative whose job is to locate Osama bin Laden after he became one of the most wanted men in the world due to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The movie ends with the Navy SEALs who take a strike on Laden’s compound killing him in May 2011.


“The final action scene in which the SEAL team raids the compound was by far my favorite part of the movie,” junior Logan Bearden said. “The movie as a whole is intense and emotional.”


Senior David Looney agreed, but also brought a new perspective that most viewers may not of thought of.


“Zero Dark Thirty was an awesome and well done movie,” Looney said. “Although, I’m doubtful as to the accuracy of the film’s depiction of real events. There were certainly creative stretches required, but many parts didn’t seem plausible.”


Looney has a point, but freshman Jake Hansen had a different opinion about the accuracy of the events.


“The movie was really awesome and it really helped me understand what happened to Osama,” Hansen said.


Beside the enjoyed action scenes, the star studded cast also gained viewers positive review. The stars included; Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt and James Gandolfini.


“The format in which the events are portrayed make you develop a connection with each of the characters,” Bearden said.


Before you choose the loneliness of your home, take a second thought and head out to your local theaters and get your own opinion on “Zero Dark Thirty.”