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Avatar, boo hoo [Mar. 9th, 2010|03:07 pm]

There are all these folks crying about Avatar not getting Best Picture. I like Avatar, it's visually stunning, and technically brilliant, but to me Best Picture should also include the script, which in the case of Cameron's film had some serious issues.

Of the films I had seen in the Best Picture category, I would have rated District 9 significantly higher. The story wasn't one we'd seen variants of thirty-seven times before, and the main character wasn't charismatic or likeable. That's a brave movie-making choice right there.

As for people complaining about Bigelow winning Best Director, and them saying she only won because she's a woman, here's a can of shut-the-fuck-up, drink deep.

She won in spite of being a woman. If you can't accept that little fact, you're part of the problem.

[User Picture]From: drew_bowie
2010-03-09 06:17 am (UTC)
I love Avatar. It deserved best effects, cinematography and art direction without question.

It didn't deserve best director, it was well crafted but the direction was not as good as other films.

It didn't deserve best screenplay, the story was not original.

It didn't deserve best editing. It was sloppy and references to subplots that had been edited out remained in the dialogue.

And for those reasons above, it didn't deserve best picture, because on the whole, it was not an all round achiever in all aspects.
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