xenythx Florida Fan Member since Dec 2007 21921 posts
re: Finally saw Zero Dark 30(Posted by xenythx on 2/17/13 at 12:41 am to quail man)
I liked ZD30 a bit better than ARGO. Both good movies.
I thought this year had a handful of movies that were really good and would be a perfectly reasonable Best Picture winner, but I didn't find any one movie to blow me away. ZD30 probably was the one that had me the most enthralled.
Charleaux LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Aug 2012 714 posts
re: Finally saw Zero Dark 30(Posted by Charleaux on 2/17/13 at 7:45 am to xenythx)
Loved ZD30 also and my favorite among the Best Picture nominees that I've seen. I won't be upset when Argo wins since I've liked that one too, but it's really unfortunate that the torture controversy has pretty much killed its chances at the major awards. Chastain did a fantastic job too.
Could have been a made for TV flick right after the crises. Had that so familiar - run-of-the-mill hostage flick we've seen...all the same shots of how security officials looks at them with suspicion...and you think they're caught...I mean that airport scene has been done shot for shot over and over...the "almost getting caught" ensemble. If you think the movie is amazing, unique or Oscar worthy, you need to see more movies from the 80's...like Midnight Express, Not Without My Daughter, the Nazi films, Carlos the Jackal flicks.
What happend to Life of Pi? Remember when everyone on here said that was going to win?
Zero Dark sounds like it will split votes even with darling Obama behind the deed...“Zero Dark Thirty,” the best- reviewed film of 2012" - but "“If they (voters) perceive that this movie somehow adopts the Bush narrative, that could affect the movie," said former Republican U.S Senator Fred Thompson.
Tigris Montana Fan Walmart Parking Lot Member since Jul 2005 6543 posts
re: Finally saw Zero Dark 30(Posted by Tigris on 2/17/13 at 9:00 am to hsfolk)
quote: It probably won't win because of how liberal the voters are
There is a small element that hates it for the torture scenes and another group hates Django for the use of the N word. Probably will be enough to keep either of the best two movies of 2012 from winning Best Picture.