I may rent it if I ever join Netflix again. As an action movie, it doesn't sound like much, and even less so as an espionage plot. I also have concerns that the rush to get it released will be quite evident.
I have a big chunk on torture to add to my thread. I pretty much sat out the whole torture porn thing, and I have a ton of questions just because it is so prevalent in a big swath of stuff. I just don't get it, in any aspect. It's only ever been effective for one thing, besides fetishism.
I have not seen the film. It's passing unlikely I ever will.
That said, I suspect it's probably a mistake and certainly inaccurate dto characterize this as "state propaganda." The director, who also made The Hurt Locker of course, is engaged in a different sort of earbending, and I think it's worth differentiating the two. Hers is the propaganda not of the US Information Agency or the Department of State, but of the cadre of self-appointed SuperAmericans and military quasifetishists who literally see no daylight between the realm of "the way it should happen" and "what really, truly (probably) happened."
The film's been excoriated as historical fiction and another outing in the auteur's Big Fat Torture Tour. I've no desire to see it because it sounds like a crap film, and because I've no interest in feeding my money to that particular view of the universe.
Interesting to hear a US perspective on this.
I was shocked that Obama signed into law "the direct funding of pro-government or pro-military messaging in media, without disclosure, aimed at American citizens".
But then I guess we have a different take on these things in Europe.
It's not a movie that interests me, even before all the woo over whether it promotes torture. Ever since movies priced themselves out of my economic comfort zone, I've found that I've become very picky about what I rent (on those rare occasions I rent a movie) This film wouldn't even make the first cut.