After the ideological flick about the manhunt for Osama bin Laden nabbed four Golden Globe nominations last Thrusday, the final trailer for Zero Dark Thirty was released yesterday.
The film, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, tells the story Maya, a fictional CIA analyst, portrayed by Jessica Chastain, who leads the hunt for what could arguably be the most wanted criminal of the last decade. Originally, the film was set to premiere much earlier this year, putting it nicely ahead of the 2012 presidential race. This, of course, caused a number of vocal right-wingers to cry “Outrage!” as the reel was perceived to be just another promotional tool for Obama’s campaign. After all, what other purpose could a movie about one of the administration’s greatest successes, released right before election season, serve?
As it turned out, Zero Dark Thirty was not at all released anywhere near the election and the film itself makes no claim to support the Obama administration’s decisions during the mission. Instead, as this final trailer once again shows, the film puts the focus on moral choices, as well as the role of torture and the human rights debate in a the fight against terrorism. A heavy task to take on for sure, but with the film’s Golden Globe success and early Oscar buzz, it seems to have paid off.
Check out the trailer here: