I didn’t see Zero Dark Thirty. It’s the same reason I didn’t see Quantum of Solace or Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, I just didn’t like the title. That, and I felt that after reading Andrew Sullivan blockquote Eli Lake’s reply to Matt Ygelsias’s argument that Megan McArdle was wrong to criticize Manohla Dargis’s review of the movie…I was just sick of the whole thing. Anyhoo, I thought this was interesting:
Zero Dark Thirty also twisted itself into knots, bent over backwards to make sure President Obama received as little credit as possible in this movie.[….]
I’ve been in meetings where these kinds of political considerations overwhelmed the storytelling interest of a movie. It happens ALL THE TIME. When it doubt, Hollywood will ALWAYS @#$%^ out, even when it comes to having the back of a President they support. Hell, there’s money to be made.