'Zero Dark Thirty' Clip: Seal Team 6 DepartsJacob Hall |
In 2008, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Oscar for best director with 'The Hurt Locker,' her harrowing depiction of soldiers surviving the war in Iraq. After years of shuffling from genre to genre, it looks like she's finally found her niche. The critical success of 'Zero Dark Thirty' (read our review here) suggests that she may once again be heading for Oscar gold. Since the film doesn't open wide until January, you can whet your appetite for Bigelow's cinematic return with the clip below.
'Zero Dark Thirty' tells the story of the decade long manhunt that eventually culminated in the killing of 9/11 orchestrator Osama bin Laden. This epic story requires an epic cast, which why you'll find Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Scott Adkins, Mark Strong, Christ Pratt, Mark Duplass, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle among the credits.
The clip below is an odd one, mainly because it doesn't look like much out of context. Rather than showcase any of the film's performances, the clip depicts the departure of Seal Team 6, the soldiers that successfully raided bin Laden's Pakistan compound. Although not a lot is going on here, the clip certainly showcases Bigelow's directorial eye. Yep, this is definitely the woman who made 'The Hurt Locker.'