Friday, March 05, 2010

The Hurt Locker

Well, I 'll say one thing for Kathryn Bigelow, she sure knows how to piss people off with her art. I'm amazed at how many people are upset with THE HURT LOCKER but you can read about that somewhere else. It's a slow film that makes you work which is probably why so many think it's overrated. It isn't and I'd like to see more flicks like this coming out of Hollywood. Bigelow doesn't chew our meat, she puts it on the table and we as viewers can take what we want and I'd sugest you take the fat and gristle as well for the full reward. While the story is not linear as such it does have a fantastic ending which pulls the whole thing together. Some great cameos which I won't ruin for you and just all around a fabulous picture.
Will it win best picture at this year's Oscars. Hard to say but I think James Cameron's ex is going to squeak by AVATAR and and nab it. Jeremy Renner, who might have been a little too baby faced for the role, is up for best actor and he deserves it but with the Vegas bookies laying a line of 6 to 1 for Jeff Bridges to take it for his work in CRAZY HEART I doubt he'll take it and this is about all you need to know about THE HURT LOCKER.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do you bother?

12:12 PM  
Blogger Warren Wesson said...

I met KB ... here in Halifax ... nice woman. Weight of Water & Strange Dayz KB yes?

I was wondering about this film ..... I'll consider myself forewarned ... as to be awake for it ... and enjoy.

Thanks Doctor.


1:32 PM  

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