The Hurt Locker (2008)
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I did a tour as a combat engineer in Afghanistan, and during bomb training we had a lot of good laughs about what NOT to do, as seen in this movie. It is so unrealistic it almost becomes a comedy.
Found it very interesting and realistic. For people who say "the characters don't connect and we learn nothing about them", do you think making a biopic of every character would have made it more realistic or interesting? Those men are changed by the war, they just cannot connect like a normal person anymore...that's realism. Expecting the characters to be normal and friendly people you feel attached to is nonsense ! Of course I agree Precious and Inglorious Basterds are amazing films too...but maybee the academy wished to give a deeper message by awarding this movie.
The realism of this film is approximately that of Rambo. That this won an Oscar is shocking.
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This movie ranks #46 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
This movie ranks #49 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #64 in BAFTA - Best Film
This movie ranks #67 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
This movie ranks #83 in Academy Award Best Pictures
This movie ranks #90 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #100 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
This movie ranks #450 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #473 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #700 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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