Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Looking for a movie that is awesome and tells a great story? This might be one you want to check out. Dan (Jason Clarke) and Maya (Jessica Chastain) are looking to find where they can send Navy Seals to find and assassinate the man responsible for 9/11 and a lot of other terroristic attacks, Osama bin Laden. He has been hiding for years and the CIA has had about enough of searching for him. They now think they have a lead on something when they capture a terrorist who is able to give them some details regarding Osama’s whereabouts. The CIA will do whatever they can to capture this asshole.

This is a story that we all know well. Hollywood decided it was time to make a movie about it. Director, Kathryn Bigelow shocked us again. After winning the Oscar for The Hurt Locker, Kathryn gave us something that might be just as good. This is a story that everyone is interested in and wanted to know about. What Kathryn brought to the screen was just awesome. The story behind this one is a very satisfying one. The movie is another one that makes you proud to be an American.

Zero Dark Thirty was one of my favorite movies that come out in 2012. That was a pretty solid year for movies, but this one was just awesome. The acting in this is superb and they really put a lot of heart into their roles. Everyone wanted to see this man dead. The final scene with the Navy Seals busting in the house is awesome and very nerve wrecking to watch. You just want to see them come out on top and finish this guy.

Zero Dark Thirty is a movie that gives us a great story of the assassination of bin Laden, but also is a great story of letting us know how hard the CIA worked to make sure they wouldn’t screw up their one chance of getting to him. There was a lot of preparation done to ensure victory in their pursuit to get him. This is a movie that makes you proud to be where you are from and know that even though it took long to get him, we still came out as the winner.

Overall, Zero Dark Thirty is an exciting movie and one that makes you say, “that was awesome.” I definitely recommend watching this. It has some brutal scenes, but it’s well worth watching. Two thumbs up!

Grade= A- (Awesome!)


Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

Wanna see an awesome action packed movie? This is one for you! If you are a fan of the first one you will absolutely love this. This one is set ten years after the first one ends and most of civilization is completely wiped out. The apes are finally able to live in the wilderness where they  belong. The apes have resided there for quite some time and they get sight of humans still living in the city and they feel they may need to act on this. The leader of the apes, Caeser (Andy Serkis) does not want to start a war wight them. He tells the humans that as long as they stay on their side of the bridge there will be no war. There is one problem with this. There is a generator that can bring back all the power in the city, but this is located right where the apes are living. Caeser is not happy about this, but one of the humans, (Jason Clarke) is able to connect with Caeser and let them know that the two of them can work together without anyone being harmed. One ape, Koba, (Toby Kebbell) does not like how Caeser is handling the situation this way and he decides to do something that will make him leader of the apes. Koba decides it’s time to go to war with the humans.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is an incredibly awesome movie. You have no idea who you are rooting for in this movie. This is not a movie of right versus wrong or good versus bad. This is a movie where the act is definitely the enemy. Caeser and the humans do not want to go to war with each other. As soon as Koba took over, everything changed and all the apes had to listen to what he said. In its delivery of these ideas, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes gives us something that is very impressive.

It was incredible to see how the computers were able to make the apes look so realistic for what was not an animated movie. While watching this movie you feel as if you are the humans on earth. This is a re- boot that was done correctly and it may even be considered almost as good as the Dark Knight trilogy, but that is a whole other argument. The motion- capture of movies just keeps getting better and this was a perfect movie to notice it. Everything just looked too real and it was awesome.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is something that has the audience amazed and wanting to see more. I can’t wait to see where they decide to go with the next one. This is a series that will be talked about for a long time to come.

Overall, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a movie you have to see the first one to better understand why all of this is happening. This movie was a summer blockbuster that makes an awesome movie watching experience. Two thumbs up!

Grade= A- (Awesome!)