The Hurtlocker takes it all... Fair enough?

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  1. mysterious_babe profile image61
    mysterious_babeposted 9 years ago

    Hey guys! The Hurtlocker has grabbed 8 Oscars!!
    Avatar, being a 3D movie, just managed three.... (I am disspointed..)

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      Poppa Bluesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I saw both movies including Avatar in 3d and without a doubt, Hurt Locker was by far the better movie! I see a lot of movies and can count on one hand the ones that are memorable, and Hurt Locker is one of those movies!

    2. mysterious_babe profile image61
      mysterious_babeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      well, I must admit that I didnt see The Hurtlocker. But yeah, many of my friends have seen that, and they were all bananas for that!
      But still, Avatar was a really chic movie.. with all the 3D effect and all. Maybe I will see the Hurtlocker in a day or two, and then will post a hub regarding that!

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        Poppa Bluesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The Hurt Locker is a nail biting tension driven drama. It captivates you, pulls you in  and leaves you wondering what's coming next.

        Avatar was a slickly produced but predictable film, not unlike the old cowboy and Indian westerns. Yes the 3D was cool, the acting was fine but the plot. well it's been done before with the same predictable results.

        For me, it takes more than great special effects to make a good movie and Avatar just didn't have the substance.

    3. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I won't watch war movies.
      Portrays man at his absolute worst.
      I love scifi!
      I know, I know it's loaded with killing by we predatory humans, but, to me, Avatar and the amazing special effects should have won!
      I thought the "blue" ladies were gorgeous and very sexy.
      "Specially the "blue" leading lady! Her eyes would melt any man who is "ALIVE."...:-)

    4. Stevennix2001 profile image86
      Stevennix2001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      im not.  to be honest, as good as "avatar" was, it was the vastly over rated.  if it were up to me, i'd pick either "Inglourious Basterds", "Precious" or "District 9" to win best picture.  however, it wasn't up to  me.  however, "The Hurt Locker" was a great film in it's own right.  I wouldn't call it necessarily the best war movie out there, as most critics are naming it, but it was certainly worthy of its awards.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    did you see the hurt locker?

    I saw both and loved both of them. I was thrilled to see the hurt locker (an independent film) take the award. I would have been happy with either. if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching it.

    1. mysterious_babe profile image61
      mysterious_babeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      but, I could not see a single hub regarding the hurtlocker!!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        being an independent film, it didn't have the exposure big budget movies have thus less exposure and less theatres showing it.
        I had heard a lot about it and found a theatre in the area and I have to say, it changed me. I walked out of the movie feeling more connected to our troops. sadly, I think a lot of people have false assumptions about the people who enlist to serve our country. this movie speaks on different levels, and it shouldn't be missed. you can rent it or buy it now, possibly it may get some viewings at theatres again, not sure.

        here's another thread on it from a month ago:

        it's nice you made a hub for it. I'm surprised there weren't others. I'm sure it will get views.

  3. europewalker profile image74
    europewalkerposted 9 years ago

    Loved The Hurt Locker, didn't care for Avatar at all.

    1. mysterious_babe profile image61
      mysterious_babeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Avatar was a multi billion dollar movie, and Hurtlocker was just Free in comparison.. lolz..

  4. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 9 years ago

    The science/art of cinema reached its zenith in 1968 when Moses heroically confronted talking Apes bent on enslaving mankind.

    Everything since then has been irrelevant fluff (accept, of course, for the wonderfully playful tale that recounted the adventures of a group of young Americans as they tried to enter Porky’s establishment)

  5. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 9 years ago

    Haven't heard of Hurt Locker before. However, I googled it and discovered it's a war film, so it doesn't interest me in the slightest. I find war films tedious in the extreme.

    I enjoyed Avatar. I agree it's predictable, but nevertheless, in contrast to my usual behaviour, I didn't look at my watch once all the way through.

    1. mysterious_babe profile image61
      mysterious_babeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yup.. that is exactly what I was saying. The Avatar is the biggest hit of all times. And, just a fraction of the people who saw Avatar, must have seen the Hurtlocker! Yet, it won more Oscar. Now, I guess that the awards should be given to the stuff which has more appeal and which is more popular. isnt??

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image86
        Stevennix2001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        not exactly. besides, if you went based on that logic, then "Transformers:  Revenge of the Fallen" and "Twilight Saga: Full Moon" would've gotten nominated.  Not saying they deserved any recognition as both those films sucked.  However, they were among some of the most financially successful films of last year behind "Avatar."

  6. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 9 years ago

    I have not seen the movie.  Was it deserving?

  7. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 9 years ago

    All I know is that I am one of three people in the United States or for that matter anywhere who did not see Avatar. But I did see Hurt Locker and at the end of the movie I felt very sad. So If I get emotionally Involved I know I have seen a good movie !


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