Video: “Zero Dark Thirty” trailer

posted at 6:41 pm on October 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

A few days old but worth it if you haven’t seen it yet. I posted the first trailer back in August but that was more of a teaser, to give the audience a taste of atmosphere. This one’s nearly twice as long and has more of the narrative arc. Spoiler alert: They find Bin Laden.

Lots of standard hyper-tense action-thriller dialogue to endure here, but the last 10 seconds suggest they won’t skimp on the payoff. I stand by what I said last time: Given the subject matter, this flick could disappoint but there’s really no way it can “fail.” Even if the first two hours consist entirely of bureaucrats sitting around conference tables engaged in superheated movie blather (“It’s too risky!” “People’s lives are at stake!”), an effective 10-minute finale at the compound will redeem all of it. One thing I’m not thrilled about, though: It looks from this like the film will revolve mainly around a few characters at the CIA (which stands to reason, since it’s basically a CIA production). That’s fine for most movies but in this case I’m more interested in the nuts and bolts of the mission than the personal melodramas of the people who made it happen. If anyone in this film gives a speech longer than, say, six seconds, we’re in trouble.


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Bad idea start to finish.

Also annoyed by the use of the title.

I did enjoy the jokes in this thread so there’s always that.

tuffy on October 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

If they call it “Operation Geronimo” at any time during the movie, I’ll leave.

Sgt Steve on October 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Meh.

BKeyser on October 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

From the prior trailer, it looks like it’s going to be “billions of dollars, and we’re still losing!” and then of course Lightworker comes in and saves us. Sorry, not true.

PattyJ on October 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM

And, what looks to be obvious about Patreaus, is the Obama Gang have shut him out of media because of, primarily, his views that “fail” to support ‘gay marriage’ and the end of DADT.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM

General Petraeus backs ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ review

The influential US general tells Congress ‘the time has come’ to consider changing policy barring gays from the military

sharrukin on October 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Well, thanks for the update. Last I read from his views, he didn’t “back” that “review” so much as he was available to hear options.

By the way, “backing” a “review” of DADT DOES NOT MEAN that someone supports removing it.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Very accurate description given his actions for the past couple of years. Where has he been since 9/11 (2012)? Have you heard him, saw him? Its his agency that is now blamed for the failure in Benghazi. I, for one, would love to hear his thoughts on the subject.

From where I sit, he did betray a good number of us, general or not. Too bad his long career will only be remembered by siding with Hussein and kissing boy king’s azz profusely. I hope his sell out has been worth his while…

riddick on October 15, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Our military isn’t the Executive Branch nor is it Congress. It follows commands from “the people” which is why the Executive Branch, the President specifically, is “commander in Chief” as a supposed representative or agent of The People.

General Patreus isn’t the problem and your denigrating descriptions of his service is lower than low.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 9:54 PM

General Petraeus backs ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ review

The influential US general tells Congress ‘the time has come’ to consider changing policy barring gays from the military

sharrukin on October 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Never you mid, some RINOs here seem to be upset with FACTS.

If Romney wins next month I seriously hopehe has the balls to clean up our military of all the senile sell outs and traitors. Starting with the Chiefs of Staff, they ALL HAVE TO GO. And then on down and down. I am sure we have plenty in the military who love our country and what we stand for.

riddick on October 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Like I wrote, “review” of DADT DOES NOT MEAN that someone supports tossing the policy out.

Yes, we do have “plenty in the military who love our country and what we stand for” BUT YOU TWO sound like Nancy Boys to me.

No wonder Patraeus bugs you.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Patraeus sounds like he folded to Obama-pressure, which is unfortunate as to him as a person but understandable since his job, his profession, is based upon following orders from superiors (Executive Branch, the Presidency).

I also think that homosexual activism with Obama as tool for that used DADT not to strengthen or improve or contribute to our military and service but to proliferate their own needs. Removing DADT prevented a certain social upset but it also has now opened a cascade of pressure to abuse many an individual by and through the military, particularly as to religious liberty and religious conscience being forcefully trashed by the removal of this policy and the urging forward of homosexual activism via the military.

Patraeus like other Generals follows orders. Perhaps his revision of views as stated in his “support for review of DADT” was more one of him being pressured to do so and eventually caving on his own views.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Well, it was probably mentioned on the first page but I’m lazy so I’ll say it again….

You think an amateur hack ob of the prophet Mohammed on a 5 min youtube clip stirred up the natives…..a big budget Hollywood film depicting the US Military bagging the #1 bad guy isn’t going to make em happy. Meh.

That said, just like the youtube deal, its a flimsy pretext to get the rabble amped up whilst the actual terrorists keep on doing what they are doing, maybe using it as cover if it fits their plans.

Texas74 on October 15, 2012 at 10:11 PM

It’s “Oh” dark thirty, not zero dark thirty. Dipsh~ts…

elfman on October 15, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I look forward to comparing this movie and the Dec movie against No Easy Day.

Since No Easy Day was written by a Navy SEAL who was actually there, and I trust the integrity of the author far more than the White House or Hollywood lefties, it will be the account of record for me.

Common Sense on October 15, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Eh, think of it like watching a Michael Bay movie…..the US military kicks the crap out of bad guys with some cool special effects with an hour and a half of useless BS to set it up. No word on slo mo Megan Fox running from giant, evil robots.

Texas74 on October 15, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Wow guys, are you letting your own partisan hackery prevent you from enjoying and celebrating one of the greatest achievements of our military and intelligence community during the war on terror?

jjraines on October 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

There are multitudinous ways to celebrate the achievement. We are not obliged to support this movie as one of them. In fact, given the crude and unprecedented politization of the event by the veritable sponsors of this movie, it could be argued that patronizing it would be the least honorable way to celebrate the achievement.

rrpjr on October 15, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Patraeus like other Generals follows orders. Perhaps his revision of views as stated in his “support for review of DADT” was more one of him being pressured to do so and eventually caving on his own views.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Oh for Pete’s sake, take the man at his own words…he’s a Rockefeller Republican and there’s no shock involved in his backing liberalism. Where do you get your silly fantasy that he’s a conservative?

sharrukin on October 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Do yourselves all a favor– go read No Easy Day by “Mark Owen” right now instead of watching this tripe

That book is amazing, I’ve already re-read it once. It’s like holding a piece of living, breathing history in your hands.

I’m thankful he took the heat for writing it and getting ostracized from the ST6 community to let us Americans know what amazing things these guys are capable of now

I was really swelling with pride for our great nation reading the chapters describing the raid and how those guys felt right after

Screw this movie, go read No Easy Day now and get the real story

And definitely don’t read Mark Bowden’s new book, pure Obama re-election propaganda. All the boring stuff without the action

thurman on October 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM

It’s “Oh” dark thirty, not zero dark thirty. Dipsh~ts…

elfman on October 15, 2012 at 10:12 PM

“O dark” is just racist.
Seriously though, you are right. O dark thirty is a slang term used by military people. I never heard the term “zero dark thirty”…ever, at least since 1972 when I entered the service.

SKYFOX on October 16, 2012 at 8:51 AM

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