If a movie title sounds cool, sometimes that can be half the game. I’ll bet a lot of people decided they half-liked Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket even before they saw it because the title had that schwing. Same with Richard Lester‘s A Hard Day’s Night. And double ditto for Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty, the currently-rolling action drama about SEAL Team Six’s killing of Osama bin Laden.
“Zero Dark Thirty” is “a military term for a non-specific hour when it’s still dark outside,” according to a 3.3 Screen Rant piece. That’s a little too opaque and sprawled out. How about just saying it means “pitch black outside” or “dark as fuck”?
Zero Dark Thirty reportedly costars Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt and Fares Fares.