CuriousJockAZ saidI thought the movie was good for the kind of war movie that it was, and a worthy "Best Picture" nominee, however I did not think it was worthy of winning the "Best Picture" award when compared to the immense and ground-breaking cinematic achievement of "AVATAR". I really think the win for "Hurt Locker" by the Academy voters was more a sour grapes vote against James Cameron than a vote for "Hurt Locker". At the very least, James Cameron should have been given the "Best Director" Oscar for what has become the biggest motion picture of all time. I can't even imagine the undertaking it must have been to bring "AVATAR" from conception to fruition.
Agreed... I saw Avatar 4 times and each time I wanted more of Pandora... Hurt Locker, I was ready to be over with halfway through. I'm so god damn sick of hearing about the Middle East. If I don't see or hear anything more about it for 10 years it'll be too soon. Plus, the movie was missing an entire act. You never are told how he slips into insanity. I felt this same way about Crash winning best picture. It should have gone to Brokeback Mountain and I'm not just saying that because I'm gay. It was genuinely a more progressive and enlightening film.
I was pretty disappointed that A Single Man wasn't nominated. It told it's story unlike any other film I've seen thus far. You could really see Tom Ford's editorial background in it and I loved that about it.