The Hurt Locker was the biggest winner of this year’s Oscar. My prediction was wrong. The Hurt Locker did earn much attention and the critics swing to it as well lately in the award season. I’m not fully convinced though. Given that I watched the movie on the plane to China, I didn’t miss the inherent intensity. However, it is so focused on one man’s heroic actions without trying to investigate the complexity around it. It’s a small movie with a narrow intention. I bet the success is a surprise to its own filmmaker.
Avatar does not deserve it either. It has not much else other than the stunning visual effects. I have to say, this is a weak year for the Best Pictures.