This my ranked list of the nine films nominated for the Best Picture-award at the Academy Awards. Unlike the last couple of years, I enjoyed the majority of the nominees. Although it’s kind of frustrating that two of the best films of 2012 wasn’t even nominated for the Best Picture-award, but I guess that’s just the Academy in a nutshell. We continue to disagree…
And here’s some short thoughts on the best and the worst nominee:
Amour was by far the greatest of the nominees, and without a doubt, one of the best films of 2012. It’s well written, well directed, and it has some really tremendous acting performances by both Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. This film also continues to confirm that Michael Haneke is one of the finest auteurs the world has to offer. (I might wirte some more about it once the blu-ray hits the stores, and I get to rewatch it.)
After seeing Les Misérables I was speechless. I was speechless of how terrible it is, and also after ranting for the total duration of the film, you simply get tired of speaking. I don’t really know where to start, I don’t really now what to say. But here goes…
First of all, the number one criteria for making a musical into a film musical (?) is that the actors portraing the characters actually can sing. And unfortunately for all of us, the majority can’t. Either they can’t sing or they just have an ugly singing voice, or both. Anne Hathaway was fine, Amanda Seyfried and Sasha Baron Cohen was okey.
It’s also annoying how inconsistent the film is. Why are people both talking, “talking” in a singing voice, and singing? Why are people at one moment singing so that everybody can hear it, but in the next moment only the person singing can hear it? Also everything that has happened throughout the movie, is at some point re-told or re-sung (several times) by some character. This doesn’t even happen it Disney-movies. And Disney-movies usually has a much young target audience, than what Les Misérables are aiming for, I would presume. Also none of the characters are able to show us how they feel, they actually have to sing it to us. Of course they are able to show us that they are sad or happy, but they kepp insisting on singing it as well. Just in case we didn’t get that a certain character was sad, when crying. And why does the film has to be so long? The story itself can’t possibly take more than an hour and a half to tell, but because the story has to be re-told and re-sung several times, it goes on for another eternity.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, but I really don’t want to spend anymore time on it. I just want it to go away.Read less