With 2012’s cinematic year coming to a close, Kathryn Bigelow‘s Osama Bin Laden hunting thriller Zero Dark Thirty is looking to grab our attention one last time with a much longer and more in depth trailer, running at about two and a half minutes.
Until now, most trailers for Bigelow’s film have put a strong focus on military tactics and the soldiers themselves, as I’m sure you’ve recognized actors like Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton geared up and ready for war. Zero Dark Thirty‘s marketing emphasis so far has rightfully focused on the dramatic moment of capturing world-renowned terrorist Osama Bin Laden, playing to people’s emotions and recollections of recent history, but with our new trailer we finally get a prolonged look at Jessica Chastain‘s protagonist Maya, the brains behind it all.
Chastain has slowly been building a reputable resume around Hollywood, giving strong performances in such films as The Help, The Tree Of Life, Take Shelter, The Debt, and Lawless – but her performance as Maya could be her most critically acclaimed yet if pre-awards buzz is to be believed. Maya is the lucky CIA analyst commissioned to tracking Bin Laden every painstaking second of her existence, seeing a decent amount of dangers because of her duty.
Our new trailer does plenty to make Chastain’s presence known in Bigelow’s film, but the question is, does it reveal too much? I haven’t had the pleasure of viewing Zero Dark Thirty just yet myself, but a ton of information seems to be included in our most recent cinematic look, so I’m really hoping important plot points and moments of tension weren’t spoiled by long-winded marketing. Nothing bugs me more than a trailer that makes seeing the movie unnecessary.
But with that said, Zero Dark Thirty is making numerous appearances on critical lists picking 2012’s best films, so I’m still rather certain a magnificent viewing experience awaits. I personally can’t wait to see what Chastain can do, along with the bevy of supporting actors who pop up along the way, and Bigelow’s most recent trailer shows the multiple layers at work, being more than just the momentous capture of Bin Laden itself, but also the blood, sweat, and tears put into the hunt.
So what do you think about the new trailer? Could it have been made a little shorter and saved some details? Does it make you any more excited for Bigelow’s film? Be sure to check out the trailer below!
Source: [Screen Rant]