Monday, March 08, 2010

Oscars

Mmmm, The Hurt Locker, female director, low budget, about the Iraq war, bombs and Muslims vs SF epic with biggest budget ever and biggest taking ever. Cameron didn't stand a chance. C'mon, they gave one of these to Al Gore...

16 comments:

Larry said...

My other half was pleased with the result but I would just love for once for a SF movie to win-even if Avatar is all about effects over story. (Come on Neal get on to Hollywood with one of your books! ;) )But then with Hurt Locker I reckon its the sentiment and the ethics that won it the Oscar!

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

Avaturd stinks. Avaturd is as sf as PS1Xbox dance with the blue wolves of dragonlard. doubt it was ethics. just listen to that lame acting voice of the cardboard rustling during the movie without the state of the art faerie dust and... fuk.

why not make a decent sf movie with a chunkle hunkin' budget? a: impossible, beurocraticks want explosions in space! Cameron wants a dumb script watered down from a previous short story. yoink, big cane stage left.

Near Dark, the shapes of things that came yesterday. best vampire movie ever.

-babbleflush vaude

Jebel Krong said...

hell they look for excuses/films to avoid giving any meaningful oscars to any sci-fi films. elitist retards...

privateiron said...

I generally aplaud your skepticism at PC-ness, but let's apply a little logic here: 82 Academey Awards for Best Director/Picture; 1 female winner. The above does not agure that being female is a competetive advantage.

Martin Sommerfeld said...

Yeah, I have to agree with vaude on this one, Avatar just didn't deserve it, science fiction or not...

Aperion said...

Though I loved Avatar visually, the story was about as derivative and cookie cutter as they come. Hurt Locker at least tackled an interesting premise.

ninjatrainedguardsheep said...

I also have to say, science fiction or not the better film won.

Neal Asher said...

Stick firmly inserted but reaction desultory, must stir it round a bit...

Mark T Croucher said...

I liked them both. There my ass firmly stuck on the fence.

Neal Asher said...

I think Richard Morgan nailed it with Avatar:

"My balanced and carefully considered review of Avatar: very pretty"

I haven't seen The Hurt Locker - mebbe later on DVD.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

Near Dark is her best movie. nihlistic immortal violence nuts, who like The Cramps.

Point Break is the worst.

Variant13 said...

The Hurt locker was the better film - you should definately see it. Avatar was just dances with wolves with blue indians, it was very pretty but the story was boring and derivative. Not a patch on aliens... - now thats a sci fi movie!! :-)

ninjatrainedguardsheep said...

If you want to see a (IMHO) pretty fucking good sci-fi movie from both Cameron and Bigelow watch Strange Days

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114558/


Still not as good as Aliens though...

Martin Sommerfeld said...

Well, WHAT film is as good as Aliens. :-)

Skar said...

Avatar was an interesting technical exercise. Which happened to rake in a huge amount of cash.

The hurt locker was by far the better film. There is no harm in some mindless fun, which I love above all, but for Avatar to win best movie, would have been a crime.

Scott said...

In all honesty, I enjoyed the Hurt Locker quite a bit, and didn't get much out of Avatar. If it hadn't been for the novelty and quality of 3D, I'd have fallen asleep a few times watching the latter.

The Hurt Locker was inaccurate in it's portrayal of all kinds of things. But it's Hollywood. I had to give up on that issue a long time ago.

Go watch "The White Ribbon" and "A Prophet" for some good flicks, IMO.

Hmm. This is an awfully late comment.