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Yuropoor reaction to Zero Dark Thirty (100% RT master race) has started coming in;
>Zero Dark Thirty: new torture-glorifying film wins raves
>Can a movie that relies on fabrications to generate support for war crimes still be considered great?
>With its release imminent, the film is now garnering a pile of top awards and virtually uniform rave reviews. What makes this so remarkable is that, by most accounts, the film glorifies torture by claiming - falsely - that waterboarding and other forms of coercive interrogation tactics were crucial, even indispensable in finding bin Laden.
That this film would depict CIA interrogation programs as crucial in capturing America's most hated public enemy, and uncritically herald CIA officials as dramatic heroes, is anything but surprising. A large Hollywood studio would never dare make a film about the episode which is America's greatest source of collective self-esteem and jingoistic pride without clinging tightly to patriotic orthodoxies. The events that led to bullets being pumped into Osama bin Laden's skull and his corpse being dumped into the ocean have taken on sacred status in American lore, and Big Hollywood will inevitably validate rather than challenge that mythology.
Why do British people revere Osama Bin Laden so much?
Why would a British journalist be so mad about uncomfortable truths that he would lie in a film review?
He mentions that a "Big Hollywood Studio" would only produce a film like this, ignoring the fact that the film was produced independently of a studio and of military assistance.
Why so Anal Bothered Yuropoors?