At least it wasn’t Avatar
Strongly agree with this sentiment. Now can we all stop paying any attention to the Oscars ever again?
Given the plausible winners this is a great choice.
yea as long as it wasn’t Avatar
The Hurt Locker is a mediocre film in every sense of the word. Worst Best Picture of the Decade.
Meh describes the oscars over all this year.
You all have to admit, The Hurt Locker is a great film. The surprise for me was how A Prophet and White Ribbon were snubbed.
I actually have prefered Avatar, but that doesn’t take it that I didn’t want that both of these movies to win.
Actually, I don’t have to admit to anything that I don’t believe to be true.
The Hurt Locker only made 12 million in theaters. This is a historic night. Gives poor box office performing films hope that a Best Picture win can indeed be done, if it is excellent.
@ BERJUAN: I thought Hurt Locker was better than Chicago, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, and Slumdog Millionaire. You’re certainly entitled to your opinion, it just seems a bit reactionary when you consider some of the pandering crap that’s won this decade.
Like someone said before, considering the nominees.. this is a great choice.
“War is a drug” Really?
At least all those films (Chicago, Slumdog, MDB, Crash) got their lame points across more effectively than THL.
lol MDB was one of the most blatantly manipulative films since…Eastwood’s last film.
But it did what it did well.
hurt locker has won the first best picture this decade!
People, who should have won?
I think the reason the film works is that most viewers become “addicted” to the scenes of violence in the film. While Renner is clearly in the same state, so too does the viewer long for the tension of the war scenes whenever the violence subsides.
I’m with JD, The Hurt locker is better of all of those things. But is only a tedious film, more or less, kind of well done. Haneke is the only one who could make me happy winning this night. That doesn’t happen. Predictable and more boring than past ceremonies.
Does anyone know what other films shot on 16mm have won recently? I’d be interested in seeing.
Though I know very few agree with me but most definitely A Serious Man .
Hilarious. Insightful. Brilliant.
ASM was my pick as well but I’ll take THL over those other films any day
I like your interpretation, but if that was the messege then it was’t conveyed clearly.
I bet he was actually thinking about doing that
Speaking as someone who spent a year in Iraq, and has had trouble finding excitement and enjoyment in life ever since (I returned just over four years ago), I can tell you “war is a drug” is a sad reality for some of us. It probably sounds simple or faux-macho or barbaric to you and I can see how it would to most people, but there’s a lot more behind the message of The Hurt Locker than I suspect most audiences and critics have picked up on. Lots of people say they admired the film because it was “politically neutral,” but I think it’s one of the most strongly anti-war films ever made.