up in the air is flat, and inglorious basterds got plenty of recognition.
IMO, Hurt Locker is good, but in. say, four years? itll be pretty forgotten, while Avatar will be one of those movies that defined something more. SHitty move, but very far from surprising on all accounts... except on sound mixing and editing and shit.
Just watched the movie today and it was pretty cool but Avatar was a million times better. The Hurt Locker isn't a movie I would want to see again. Avatar on the other hand I have already seen twice in 3D and it was awesome.
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IMO best picture should have gone to avatar not for its shit poor story and writing, but for revolutionizing hollywood. otherwise inglourious basterds, but i just didnt get the hurt locker winning so much. if a guy directed it it would be so average
Yeah but it was actually a good movie, and nothing very good came out this year. Avatar was fucking retarded and that was the only competition. Now when No Country for Old Men won and Changeling didn't even get a nomination, that was fucking bullshit. Hurt Locker totally deserved it.
Believe me, I loved Avatar more than most people, but in terms of story, depth and acting (the things that matter to the Academy), it didn't hold a flame to The Hurt Locker. Hurt Locker easily deserved best picture.
i said the only reason why i would chose avatar was because of its groundbreaking technology in special effects. in terms of story, depth, and acting, the hurt locker pales in comparison to inglourious basterds
Inglorious Basterd's story was ridiculous, the acting was hit or miss (Brad Pitt was good and that one guy was incredible, everyone else was ok), and the whole thing is just a thinly veiled ripoff of a Sergio Leone movie. Don't get me wrong, it was certainly my favorite movie this year. It didn't deserve an Oscar though. It was like a more mainstream Sukiyaki Western Django, except its a WW2 movie so it isn't quite as obvious. I don't even get why people that aren't familiar with Sergio Leone like it. If I wasn't a fan of those movies I probably would have been disappointed. It wasn't as good as Reservoir Dogs and its not like that won any Oscars. Quentin Tarantino makes movies for movie nerds, not to win Oscars.
for sure man.. i agree with that.. it was not my intent to claim that this is the iraq war defeined by the movie hurt locker... .. no movie can portray that.. just out of the movies this year.. it was the best in my opionion. i am not gonna go walk up to a vet and be like "hey i saw the hurt locker i know what you went thru" sorry if thats i how i sounded and i resend that previous statement. regarding it being the platoon of our generation
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Inglourious Basterds is a great movie, but not Best Movie Oscar worthy. In my opinion. Without Christoph Waltz I wouldn't have enjoyed it that much, there were too many inter...instersp....fuck, well "separate" scenes that drew the focus away from me. It would have been better as a tad shorter package.
The Hurt Locker was a great movie as well and I didn't find it boring or repetitive at all. All the situations were alive and very different. Seeing someone realistically go crazy about war and adrenaline rushes was nice to see (not goin gung-ho all guns blasting and screaming yee-haaw).
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Avatar was Dances with Wolves without the blue people and floating mountains. On a technical standpoint it was very impressive but its story felt like a modern non Kevin Costner acting version of Dances with Wolves.
And Inglorious Basterds while funny is not the type of movie that will ever win the Best Picture award.
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I think you sort of missed the point of the film. It wasn't so much about the actual "story", as in storyline, as it was about the character, his addiction, and the encompassing idea of the mental aspects of war. Amazing film in my opinion.
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i know what his character was, the very first line of the movie is "war is a drug"
but the entire thing was a documentary style conglomeration of scenes. they felt so unlinked and it felt like the movie was going nowhere. you could tell from the first scene jeremy renner puts on that suit and pops that smoke that he was a junkie
Hurt Locker was good, but I agree not best picture good. In a normal year that statement would be correct, but look at the rest of the field this year. There were a lot of garbage movies this year. And if anyone says Avatar should have won best picture I feel sorry for you.
Its funny though, these fucking actors are so full of themselves. Sandra Bullock is not a nurturing mom, Renner didn't diffuse any bombs, Cameron didn't explore a distant planet. They are just pretending to be courageous and interesting people and they think they are fucking awesome and they have convinced us to care and watch them suck each other off every year at a awards show where they all congratulate each other for another year of pretending, walking down the red carpet like senators from Krypton. Fucking retards.
Because veterans are authorities on film? I mean, I agree with you that it wasn't that great of a movie, but this and your previous post show that you are judging the film based on the wrong criteria (i.e. not the film).
That movie was amazing. That was better than the Hurt Locker, and that was pretty fucking good.
And also, every war movie that has come out in the last 10 has been "a bad light on the military", and plus, this movie just makes the public feel bad about soldiers, so if anything it helps the military.
I agree, I was blown away by his acting in that movie, im pumped he won.
I also dont think the Hurt Locker should have recieved best picture, but im not really sure what should have. Inglorious bastards, District 9 and Avatar were both awesome movies, but not the type of movie that wins Best Picture. I dont know all of the nominees, but I havent seen the rest of them I dont think
??? I have a buddy in the army and he posted on facebook that it was "Exploiting soldiers". Can you explain this to me?
I thought the movie (although obviously over dramatic) showed the mental and physical struggles that soldiers face every day. I didn't feel like it was anti military in any way. But I am also not in the military.