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Don't Forget To Pack Your Night Vision Goggles For ZERO DARK THIRTY's New Trailer!!

The Kidd here...

If you need any convincing about the intensity Kathryn Bigelow is bringing to ZERO DARK THIRTY about the intelligence and military operation to find and kill Osama bin Laden, you need to look no further than the final shot of the film's new trailer, which is flat out awesome. 

No, seriously... There's no question that this trailer gives you a good feel for the slow build of behind the scenes manuevering that eventually led to the death of bin Laden, but that last show... wow... 

See for yourself, and then try to tell me you're not at least slightly impressed...

ZERO DARK THIRTY arrives on December 19.

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Bam Bam Bigelow

    by vic twenty

    Proud to know her back in the day.

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Hurt Locker was a joke, still can't believe how much praise it gets.

    by awepittance

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    UGG BOOT FIRST! Has the spam taken the top spot before?

    by vic twenty

    History made! Delicious spam....

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST


    by MJDeViant

    Be weird to see Pratt in a more serious role.

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Chastain sucks. Wish she wasn't in this.

    by John Brennick

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Looks good. And Hurt Locker wasn't 'a joke.'

    by jimmy_009

    Even if you didn't like it or think it's overrated, it doesn't rank as a joke. Sorry.

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah Im not slightly impressed

    by shalashaska

    The fact that this is being made into a movie is at least nice, but this will be nothing revolutionary. How much of a bombshell can this be... come on this is hollywood were talking about. This is entertainment.Truths will not be told.

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Quit with the politicizing

    by Glenn

    Doesn't matter which side got him; in fact, when people claim it as a Democratic victory, even I laugh. It's easy to give the OK to any military maneuver, not easy to go out and actually perform it. Movie looks great. Hurt Locker was awesome, with amazing visuals so I expect this will be intelligent. That last shot in the trailer is groundbreaking for today's style of trailer cutting -- it's QUIET, and weirdly antidotal to the infra-red found footage aesthetic. Maybe Hollywood is waking up to the fact that movie trailers can be an art form once again instead of the homogenized, crudely-cut/sounded trite-sicles they throw at us every new weekend. It's gotten to the point where I notice half the audience isn't even paying attention.

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Will tank at the box office

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    movies even vaguely related to 9/11 and the War On Terror are always box office poison. The movie looks impressive and I want to see it, but the average filmgoer will avoid this like the plague, and even Bigelow's Best Director/Picture pedigree will mean squat.

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    I wish Chastain wasn't in this, but not because she sucks.

    by Lord Haw Haw

    Her heavy presence in the trailer seems to point to yet another female empowerment movie. Just what we needed, yes? Look, I thought Bigelow did a great job with "The Hurt Locker", and no one was happier when she knocked off Cameron. But this has got that Kelly-McGillis-talking-MiGs-with-Maverick vibe about it. The shades. The trailer-destroying electro-tribal music. "Her confidence." The token "pose by the American flag" shot. Show me one pretty redhead intelligence analyst involved in the OBL hit and I'll take back everything I said. Bigelow, take me to bed or lose me forever.

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna watch Strange Days again

    by Thomas

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    What? No shaky-cam?

    by Hive Mind

    How can you have a 'gritty realistic' movie with no fuckin shaky cam to let us dumbfuck viewers know how gritty and realistic it is?

  • Oct. 11, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    um, so what exactly is so great about that last shot?

    by Stifler's Mom

    Daniel Craig straightening his cuff link after jumping on the back of the severed train in the new 007 trailer, now that's a money shot. I still wanna see this movie- and I'm not asking for spoilers- but this trailer showed NOTHING.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    It's not the shot itself--

    by Glenn

    It's about the context of it. Where it lands in the trailer, what it represents historically. A shot in a film should never just call attention to itself for its own sake, it's the meaning it creates when bordered by the shots around it.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:22 a.m. CST

    I am not in the least impressed.

    by jazzdownunder

    Not even slightly. There, that wasn't so hard. As for that last shot. I can't even summon the enthusiasm required for a "meh".

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:34 a.m. CST

    There was a female analyst heavily involved in gathering the intel

    by King Sweyn Forkbeard

    According to that "Mark Owen" book. Guess they've just made her a major character.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    King Sweyd, 50% to taking it back.

    by Lord Haw Haw

    Now I just need to know if she was a pretty redhead. Hell, just give me pretty and I will gladly eat crow. It seems to me that Bigelow and the story should be the main pull here, not some studio insertion of a cheesecake analyst and selected GarageBand loops.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Last shot


    Wow what? I m confused, did I miss something? Some soldiers walking towards a building with night vision goggles, so what?

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Advertising is the American Spirit!

    by SpiceWonBruce

    I'm looking forward to this one. Can't wait to download the Zero Dark Thirty "Pakistani Compound" multiplayer map for the new Medal of Honor video game. I'm not making this up, either.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Jason Clarke

    by KGB3317

    deserves good work like this. In one year he gets to work with Bigelow and Hillcoat, not bad. He was easily the best part on The Chicago Code. Would love to see him in more work. If Affleck keeps adapting Dennis Lehane's work ( I would love to see him in the eventual adaptation of The Given Day.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Last Shot meh

    by Glenn

    I guess you have to approach its presentation thusly, that Osama's inside, this an explosive situation told in aboslute stealth and silence, that the man who destroyed 3,000 lives in one morning is about to be killed himself... that you're not looking at it through the gaze of a video game. I guess it's the difference between viewing a plane situation as Airport '77 vs United 93. It's what you bring to the image. For those of us who think it's a great last image for the trailer, we bring to it the heft of history AND the realization that sometimes an image of what may look banal in the world of Medal of Honor and Black Hawk Down, attains a power that sound and fury wouldn't. Again, this is a difference of worldview. (I dunno what to say. As a 12 year old, my favorite movie was "All the President's Men"...

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST

    The Analyst....

    by SlamHound

    Was a woman who worked for many years to get the intelligence to find Bin Laden, fact! What does it matter if she was a red head or a blond, It was her work that got the job done.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Ooohh! Navy Seals

    by J

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    The day the American people get revenge for 9/11...

    by Michael Morning the day that Bush Jr., Cheney and co. get brought up on crimes against humanity charges. (and no, I'm not an Obama supporter)

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Looks real good...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Not buying the anti-woman bullshit one guy is spewing. This looks solid. No politics here. This country needs to wake up and stop tearing itself apart with this left vs. right bullshit. Sometimes we ALL win.

  • Even that totally badass Act of Valor (haters can suck it) had fire balls all over the place.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I bet they don't show Bin Laden getting killed in this

    by lv_426

    The movie will end right as the SEAL team busts down the door and we'll hear gunfire over a black screen, or they'll cut to Chastain with a serious dramatic face as her character learns of the mission's outcome (typical uber-dramatic reaction shot, in slow motion with wailing Gladiator style female vocals).

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Also, Michael Biehn and Charlie Sheen should be in this

    by lv_426

    They could play golf with President Obama (see golf playing scene from 1989's action film masterpiece Navy SEALs).

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Your right "the Hurt Locker" Sucked.

    by magazoid

    I was in the military and the Hurt locker made me laugh out loud. I hope this is better but I doubt it.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    a lot of people on here are deeply ignorant about:

    by Dan

    Filmmaking. Military Operations. The nature and detail of Intelligence work. Politics. The Hurt Locker was indeed deeply lacking in veritas about military SOP. It was also incredibly tense and thrilling, and perfectly captured the nature of Ops, the psychological toll they take, and the daily moral dilemas that soldiers in the field face. This film is entertainment, I'm highly confident of it's entertainment value. It will also be a fascinating insight into a very secret world, and community. That's all good. I didn't see one element of jingoism, of americanism, and I certainly didn't notice Obama during that trailer. And, FYI, had GWB 'got' Bin Laden, every republican on here bitching about Obama would have had a three day rod-on, and would NEVER stop mentioning it. Get over yourselves.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    bobo_vision: He fucked us and we fucked him back.

    by Ian Breske

    It's okay to love America. Say it with me...

  • I wonder if this film will also not show his dead body?

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Bigelow is trying hard to get her lifetime pass from Point Break revoked.

    by kindofabigdeal

    This looks like shit. Almost as bad as that real life Navy Seal movie.

  • I mean I thought The Hurt Locker was a good movie, but was this epic masterpiece that people were calling it. I'm actually incredibly suprised it won Best Picture after I saw it. I mean I was glad it was that awful Avatar, but still wasn't anything great. Not better than District 9 or even Inglorious Basterds. But this looks really good.