This was originally my very first post to the "movies In My brain" shin-dig, but I deicided I wanted to post my favourite-er posts near the end. So this is posted Thursday, and my absolute favourite (top sekret...haha, jk. I'll give you guys a hint: more songs!) will be posted tomorrow! I'm debating posting two post tomorrow, or maybe just having a wrap-up post. Anyways, without further ado... The Hurt Locker Review!
The Hurt Locker is a special blend of outstanding acting and a great plot. Special effects like explosions were nothing special (ie: nothing like LOTR), and I felt only a few characters were fleshed out. The Hurt Locker is a movie about a bomb squad in Iraq (yeah, that’s basically the movie, they go around disarming bombs, no kidding.)
The thing I admired the most would probably be the characters, because in the situations depicted in the movie, the actors pulled it off spectacularly. I would be on the edge of my seat drenched in suspense, horror, mortification, and happiness. Scenes were heartbreaking, scenes were sad, there was a specific scene at the end that was amazing. Like the whole set up and the acting was amazing (email me so I can squee about it =p).
Because of they hype surrounding it (it won the freakin Oscar for Best Picture…) I had high expectations, and it delivered. While I felt the story was patchy and a bit disjointed in a couple parts, overall, very very solid.
Popcorn Review: A moving, suspenseful, and amazing depiction of modern warfare, with heaps of brilliant acting and dashes of explosions that kept my heart racing through the entire film.
Rating: 9.5/10 – where 10 is LOTR, and 9 is (500) Days of Summer.
Have you seen this movie? Did you like it? I personally haven't seen Avatar (I know, I'm like 1 in a billion), but if you had, did you think it deserved the Oscar?
[Edit 5/9]: I've seen Avatar. This one was better :)