Zero Dark Thirty: Should People Stop Talking About The Torture?

By Mack Rawden 2013-01-17 00:21:28
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Over the weekend, Jessica Chastain took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a drama. Her victory was just the latest in a long series of accolades the film has received including numerous Oscar nominations and the victory at last weekend’s box office, but unfortunately, no one seems interested in talking about that. All they want to discuss are the scenes in the movie involving torture.

On the one hand, it’s understandable why people are so interested in the torture scenes. Not only is waterboarding one of the most important hot button moral issues in the past few decades, its historical importance in actually obtaining information is still interpreted in different ways depending on what agenda people are trying to forward. On the other hand, however, Zero Dark Thirty is just a movie and it presents a very wide range of techniques military personnel used in order to find Osama Bin Laden. It kinda sucks for Kathryn Bigelow and her masterpiece that people are obsessing so much over that one area since they’re largely ignoring many of the other wonderful parts of the film.

I get why we all needed to have a long conversation about the torture elements so people could research and discover the full story for themselves, but at this point, I’m sort of ready to move on and stop talking about it. What about you? Do you think the media should stop covering the torture elements, or should outlets continue to talk about it? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…

Should We Stop Talking About The Torture Scenes?

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