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The Buzz:

        “Not Zero Dark Thirty” tells the tale of how American forces tracked down and killed Osama Bin Laden.

 

Life of the Party:

        ...uh...

 

Potential Hangovers:

        The movie is bad. It's slow, it's dull, and most offensively, about entirely inaccurate. I can't speak to the veracity of the following claim, but apparently the filmmakers got zero support or access to viable sources or intelligence (unlike the aforementioned Zero Dark Thirty), and so they just used some of the public knowledge and made the rest up.

        The film exists solely as a political piece about how great the Obama administration is (at least, that's how I viewed it). Now whether you like or dislike President Obama is irrelevant here; when I sit down to watch a film, I for one am not looking to be subjected to blatant political manipulation (one of the problems I had with White House Down). Which is not to say that political statements have no place in film (some of the greatest films in history are full of them), but having an entire theatrical experience being about one singular point to be rammed down my throat comes off as insulting.

        Speaking of insulting, Seal Team Six portrays our titular heroes as petty drama-queens, and in one case as about the equivalent of barely trained dogs. I'm not here to say our military is completely flawless, and I know that there are many different viewpoints on many different subjects concerning them; but in a film about one of the Seal Teams' most celebrated moments in recent history, you'd think the filmmakers would treat them with a little more respect.

 

The Vibe:

        I really can't recommend any vibe or appropriate viewing scenarios. The film is bad, insulting, and (according to most other viable sources) blatantly inaccurate. Pause at it in Netflix long enough to give it a single star, and move on with your life.

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