What attracted me to this article was the underlying themes within Michael Moore’s review. He poses an interesting question, instead of asking whether or not torture works shouldn’t we be asking “is torture wrong?” Moore reviews the movie Zero Dark Thirty in a positive light. However, throughout the article he criticizes the old presidential regime for allowing certain torturing practices to be allowed and enforced by the CIA. In addition, Moore praises the current presidential regime for disengaging from such practices and actually doing real police work in finding their target. I found this article interesting in that that he melded a movie review with some political commentary, which truly makes you think.
“Zero Dark Thirty — a movie made by a woman (Kathryn Bigelow), produced by a woman (Megan Ellison), distributed by a woman (Amy Pascal, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures), and starring a woman (Jessica Chastain) is really about how an agency of mostly men are dismissive of a woman who is on the right path to finding bin Laden. Yes, guys, this is a movie about how we don’t listen to women, how hard it is for them to have their voice heard even in these enlightened times. You could say this is a 21st century chick flick — and it would do you well to see it”.