First things first, this isnt my personal review of the Hurt Locker. I enjoyed the movie enough to remember it for what it was. That said, im curious, as to what most people thought about the Hurtlocker. Seems like some people are totally blown away by it, some people are mesmerized, and some are just meh with it. It seems to have pulled the rug out from under Avatar at the recent slew of award events...
Personally, I had already seen the Hurtlocker last year (dont ask me how...), and honestly I was not really overly blown away by the movie at all. I just thought it was a good excercise in showcasing the kind of stress that goes through the mind of people who put their lives at risk and tremendous pressure in dealing with such a job. But other than that, I didnt really feel anything was overly groundbreaking nor what would make it such a film to be talked about. I did watch it a second time a couple months back over dinner, but still, not overly taken with the movie. Its a good movie, without a doubt, but what I dont understand is why so many people are suddenly talking about it as if its the new 'Apocalypse Now'. Or am I just missing something here?
I feel that altho we all differ in our tastes for movies and entertainment, to an extent it is very much a proconceived impression from what we have heard from others and the media. To each his/her own, but also I think we should be able to know whether a movie, in this case, is really worth the kind of reputation that we build it up to. Sometimes we talk to people, and are only too ready to agree with their opinions, instead of making up our own, even if it should contradict with theirs. Of course, I dont mean that we should purposely find a reason to disagree!
Take Avatar for example: It has probably generated as much negative impressions as it has positive ones. I know enough people who like it very much for the experience it has given them in the cinema, and gush about it even more when placed with other people who like it just as much, to the point where they agree to AGREE on the movie. Like how much the story ISNT like pocahontas when I have pointed it out, or how the enlarged and oversized plants are not very alien like. (Then again, this also was probably done with consideration for audiences sensibilities, so not to have something totally out of this world and people wouldnt be able to connect with the environment at all, but thats another story altogether.) My point is, I think each of us should be able to distinguish the good stuff, from the mediocre stuff, and then be able to put out ur opinions without them being tainted by what others feel. Like even now, I may not have been blown away by the Greenzone, or Avatar, Paris with Love etc etc, but im sure there are many more people who felt these movies were the most AMAZING and FANTASTIC movies they have ever watched.
But enough of my mindless rambles, if anyone is still reading this, penny for your thoughts...?
Listening to: BT - These Hopeful Machines
Playing: Company Of Heroes