Movie Analysis : Zero Dark Thirty By Kathryn Bigelow Essay

1483 Words Dec 8th, 2016 6 Pages
“You never know what 's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you 've climbed a mountain.” ― Tom Hiddleston. This relates to Kathryn Bigelow’s 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty because the characters in the film are determined, in the end they look back at their decisions and realizing what they have been through. The main character Maya played by Jessica Chastain is a fiercely driven, socially awkward CIA agent that is very persistent in her search for the most hated man in the world, Osama Bin Laden. Mayas partner Dan played by Jason Clarke is the aggressor. He looks to torture, unlike Maya who likes to take her time and give the terrorists an easier way before having someone torture them. The people are ruthless and are tough to make talk, their society shaped them that way Maya deals with the search for Bin Laden very well, she looks at the hunt with no emotion other than vengefulness, dedication, patriotism and anger. Maya acts professional even though she goes through hell. Maya does not just find Bin Laden; he was hiding and she had devoted a decade of her life. In this time, she loses friends and is put through traumatizing events such as the Marriott bombing where she is almost blown to pieces from a terrorist attack. Maya witnesses’ men being tortured, drown, beaten and put through hell; even though they are terrorists they are still human beings and humans…

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