I have seen The Hurt Locker and I enjoyed it.
But I don’t get the hype.
Is this a memorable movie?
Is it memorable for the right reasons?
I’d love to hear your comments.
I have serious doubts whether most people who voted for the Best Original Screenplay actually did read it. It may be a truly gripping movie, I didn’t think the writing was exceptional.
As to its Best Picture win, by my standards great movies can be watched over and over again. I have serious doubts whether this is such a movie.
Was it ‘important’? In the sense that it is a sign of our times, that it makes a statement about war? Then what was the statement? The quote at the beginning about how war is a drug?
Then the statement has not been heard. Only a very limited audience has seen the movie and it surely won’t make a big difference for America. In that sense, the movie failed.
Again, I have serious doubts whether Oscar will change this.
Very keen to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.
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