What are your thoughts on the Oscar(R) nominations this year?
Well, it's that time of year again, the biggest time of the year for Hollywood!!! That's right, it's... THE OSCARS(R)!!!! The time where stars come together to honor the best of the best from cinema of 2010! And the nominations came in. The Nominees are:
The Kids are alright
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
(You can find all the other nominations on Yahoo! Movies)
Now after the nominations were announced, some Pixar fans like me, rejoiced for Toy Story 3's Best Picture nomination, while others complained about Christopher Nolan's Oscar snub.
Here are my thoughts:
I have only seen 3 of the nominations on this list: Toy Story 3, Inception, and True Grit.
Toy Story 3
I think this was the best movie of the year! Now normally, whenever a movie franchise makes a third installment, it is very risky (X-Men 3, Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, etc.), but this was actually the best threequel since Lord of the Rings: Return of the King!!! I laughed, I (almost) cried, I was on the edge of my seat throughout! It was just spectacular! Although I don't think it will win Best Picture, I think that will either be The Social Network or The King's Speech, but I'm hopeful that it at least wins the Best Animated Feature Oscar(R). I think it was so good, it not only met my expectations, but surpassed them To Infinity and Beyond... But some Dreamworks fans disagree. Some people thought "How To Train Your Dragon should have won!!! It was so much cooler!" Well, I for one though that HTTYD was Dreamworks best cgi movie since Shrek. So I loved that movie too. But I love TS3 a whole lot more. People happen to be complaining that it was too violent and too dark, well I say, remember E.T. the Extra Terrestrial? That was pretty dark! Especially when they tried to dissect E.T. But it was a classic! I think that the best kid's movies are the most scariest! And I could relate to Toy Story 3, since I was finishing Middle School. I had to say goodbye to old friends and teachers to meet new friends and teachers, like the toys had to say goodbye to Andy to meet Bonnie. So now you see what my thoughts are on Toy Story 3.
I loved this movie a lot!!! I love a good twist ending! I think it was one of the most original movies I have ever seen. It wasn't a sequel, it wasn't a reboot, or a remake, or anything. And there was no formulas, no cliche dialogue, no preachy message, it was all fresh!!! But is it the best movie ever? No. Well to me it's not. I thought it was great, but I think people are over-rating it. I don't think it was any better than Toy Story, The Dark Knight, or Star Wars. But I do think that it is better than Twilight, Batman Begins, and Avatar. Even though it was nominated for Best Picture, which everybody asked for, people are still complaining for Chris Nolan being snubbed for Best Director! WOW! First everybody complains over the Star Wars prequels, then Indiana Jones IV, then Twilight, and now this! Can't anybody be satisfied? But I digress. Anyway, I hope that Inception does well in the Oscars(R), it is one of my favorite movies ever.
My Dad and I are HUGE John Wayne fans!!! We both think he is the best actor in Hollywood history! So, you could see why I was excited to see this Coen Brothers remake of True Grit, unfortunately the only movie that John Wayne won an Oscar(R) for. I saw the original True Grit two times, and it is now one of my favorite movies ever. I was thinking that the remake would be better, but I was wrong. My Dad loved the remake, I loved it too, but to me, it's over-rated. Look, I think that Jeff Bridges did a great job with the role of Rooster Cogburn, and yes, I think that Hailee Steinfeld did a great job, and yes, this was, in some ways, more well made than the original, but there is so much to the original that I really love: the atmosphere, the music, the look, everything. But the problem is, if I say that the original is better, immediately I get the nostalgia stamp on me. This is what happened with The Dark Knight and Tim Burton's Batman, but in this one, the actor from the old one is dead. So there's no excuse, except that this one was more politically correct. I am okay if you guys like the remake better, but I have a few nit picks. I am running out of room to share those nitpicks, but I will share them in the additional details. But I think you get the point.
So what are your thoughts? Who do you think will go home with a golden idol, what would your reaction be if your favorite movie lost or won the Oscar(R)? Write your thought down, and please no bad language. Thank you! :)
Asked By: Lowell - 1/27/2011
I've honestly never seen a better movie (in a theater, when it first came out) than True Grit. I really, really liked it. It's sad they don't make movies like that anymore. I really thought it was gonna be totally different from the original, but the plot (up til the end) really followed the first one closely. I think what made it different and unique were how the actor's portrayed their characters. I think Damon & Steinfeld blew Campbell & Darby out of the water. I could have done without everything that happened after they left La Boeuf (first one definitely beats it in that respect). If it wasn't for the Duke I'd definitely say I liked it better than the original.
I'd love to see it win Best Picture, Best Director(s), & Best Supporting Actress (which up until tonight's SAGs I thought Hailee had in the bag). As far as Jeff goes (whom I love) he's definitely, by far, my favorite person of everybody nominated in all categories and his acting, I feel, is the best. However, I just think I would feel really really bad if someone ever won for the only role John Wayne ever won for. It's stupid, I know. I just think it would be a discredit to him and that would be so sad. I grew up with the first one (think I'd seen it 20 times before I even started school). My dads a John Wayne nut. He's like the only person in the entire world my dad likes (that's a famous person) so Ive been sorta engulfed in all his movies since day one. So if not Jeff I really like Franco. I think he's a good actor & bound to win sometime. But who'd I like to win & who will win........
PS I don't think you'll get the nostalgia stamp on you, lol, anyone with half a brain (I think) knows that movies (just like music), in general, were way better 40 or 50 years ago. Every other movie made between 1930 & 1970 was a classic. Of course here & there you still get great movies that can be put in that company, but it seems for every one great movie made nowadays there's 50 that are complete garbage or just so/so. If having good taste means having a "nostalgia stamp" put on you (or anything else with a negative condentation) then lord help us all.
Answered By: Lana H - 1/30/2011