Daredevil disagrees with all of you...
or Pearl Harbor
or Surviving Christmas
It has absolutely zero character development
I thought it was very good, but not "great"
How this movie is the favorite over Django, Silver Linings Playbook, I'll never understand.
I think the Academy left Affleck off the best Director list because of what he did the last 20 mins of that movie.
For example, it was the unsure, scared, assumed unprepared member of the team that ended up saving everyone's arse by being a boss telling the story of the movie in Arabic to the guy at the airport. There are other examples.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. His character had given us no hints or reasons as to why he would suddenly grow a pair of balls when he had been scared shitless for the whole film. There was no development there. He just busted out with his description of the movie because the script called for it.