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  • AVATAR

    13 28.26%
  • THE BLIND SIDE

    2 4.35%
  • DISTRICT 9

    6 13.04%
  • AN EDUCATION

    1 2.17%
  • THE HURT LOCKER

    13 28.26%
  • INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

    6 13.04%
  • PRECIOUS

    2 4.35%
  • A SERIOUS MAN

    0 0%
  • UP

    1 2.17%
  • UP IN THE AIR

    2 4.35%
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    The Hurt Locker whupped Avatar's ass, at least something in this world makes sense
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    The Hurt Locker whupped Avatar's ass, at least something in this world makes sense
    I didn't get to see the Hurt Locker, but I'm definitely intrigued. Avatar just wasn't special enough for an Oscar.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I didn't get to see the Hurt Locker, but I'm definitely intrigued. Avatar just wasn't special enough for an Oscar.
    Oh, its worth it. It has the drama, and action of a war movie, with all the personal intensity of a softer story. And on top of that, the main character is a freaking cowboy to the extreme, so it also has a tonna humor. It is in the top five moveis I've ever seen.
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    Avatar - A disaster. Fern Gully meets Dances with wolves, but of course, nowhere near as good as Fern Gully or Dances with wolves. Yes, it has an anti-imperialist message, but it's done with the subtlety of a freight train wreck. Anti-imperialism for retarded people, and thus, insulting to any thinking person's intelligence. Also, not even visually appealing. Everyone keeps saying that it's visually stunning, but it takes more than color and movement in mass quantities to be actually aesthetically appealing.

    The Blind Side - Didn't see it.

    District 9 - Meh. Not terrible but nothing special in any way. Not bad for Peter Jackson, who is pure rubbish.

    An Education - Didn't see it.

    The Hurt Locker - Not terrible, but not a good movie either. Some good acting, and they did manage to set some tense scenes, but the story and main character are far too one-dimensional. Here's the premise: This white boy is crazy and he gets off on diffusing bombs and that is his only joy in life. Don't believe it? Watch this next scene! Do you believe it now? No? You still don't get it? Let's beat you over the head with it some more. He feels the same way on a plane he feels the same way on a train. No character and or plot development, and again, a bit insulting to ones intelligence.

    Inglourious Basterds - Tarentino is a genius, but is he really making a movie or is he simply saying "I'm a genius making a movie" look at it. Is it really a movie or merely a continuous string of references to past movies that he enjoyed? There are scenes of extreme tension, brutality and realism as if Tarentino is saying "you know what, I could make a serious movie. I could make a schindler's list." But then it's quickly back to "But I'm Tarentino, so let's get back to the slapstick and shoot em up."

    Precious - Didn't see it.

    A Serious Man -Didn't see it.

    Up - Meh.

    Up in the Air - Didn't see it.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Up In The Air is currently my most favorite movie of all time, but I found it weird it was nominated for so many awards, because I know that people's tastes are so radically different from mine.

    I think every movie got what it deserved, even Avatar got exactly what it deserved.


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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    I loved The Hurt Locker. I don't think it matters if it was an accurate portrayal of war... It's a movie. I liked the characters, even though I couldn't relate to them. Jeremy Renner's character seemed to be addicted to defusing IEDs like one would be addicted to drugs. I found that to be an interesting character "flaw," if you will.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    I didn't care for The Hurt Locker at all. The main character had no depth, his connection with that child wasn't very well defined, we don't know why the child was killed (was he killed in the process of having a bomb surgically implanted or was the bomb placed in his body after death) there was no real plot, some of the uniforms were not correct.....


    But the #1 reason why I didn't care for The Hurt Locker:

    SFC James, a Ranger, couldn't hit a stationary target with a 50cal at 350 meters.

    Three hundred and fifty meters!!! With a ****ing sniper rifle!!!!

    Recruits in Basic Training can do that with an M16 and iron sights, but this Ranger couldn't do it with a ****ing sniper rifle!!
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    More People watched, and enjoyed Avatar, than any other Movie. and the Hollywood elite, can't stand it, so they voted for the tired War movie. typical.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    District 9 sucks. Worse movie on my list behind "100 million BC" and "Mamma Mia".
    Well your mother sucked and she sucked real well you can tell from my pleasant memory of her; you'd understand that sucking aint that bad afterall

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