There were a lot of Oscar snubs that I whined about this year, but no snub was more shocking than excluding Kathryn Bigelow from the director’s race. With Zero Dark Thirty, Bigelow put forth her best film, much better than The Hurt Locker, for which she actually won an Oscar.
Bigelow has essentially made two great movies here. One is an All the President’s Men-type investigative film, while the other is a striking action movie as we see Navy SEALS take out Osama bin Laden during their infamous night raid on that bizarre compound. Both portions of the film are top-notch and not to be missed.
Bigelow has evolved from one of the coolest action directors around (Point Break, bitches!) to one of the coolest overall directors around.
Special Features: You only get a few short featurettes on the making of the film. This Blu-ray package deserved more.