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170. how about this: the acting was shitty, the plot trite and the pacing was choppy?
The lead actor couldn't even keep his American accent for the whole of the movie.
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  -Avatar should have won best picture. The Hurt Locker as Propaganda, an Army recruiting vehicle Better Believe It  Mar-07-10 11:01 PM   #0 
  - Avatar is a heavy director's pic; Hurt Locker is an actor's pic  hlthe2b   Mar-07-10 11:03 PM   #1 
  - Hurt Locker was a good movie .... it held my attention. But, it wasn't a great movie like Avatar.  Better Believe It   Mar-07-10 11:06 PM   #5 
  - I don't think Avatar was a great movie at all.  TransitJohn   Mar-07-10 11:08 PM   #7 
  - Agreed. It's a typical boiler plate sci-fi action adventure. Don't  Subdivisions   Mar-07-10 11:13 PM   #15 
  - Perhaps but for the reasons listed, I expected it to turn out that way.  hlthe2b   Mar-07-10 11:08 PM   #8 
  - Avatar vs. Hurt Locker - Pre-Oscar Review  Tommy Lent   Mar-09-10 05:52 PM   #257 
  - I don't think actors vote for directors and vice versa.  Touchdown   Mar-07-10 11:27 PM   # 
  - We are talking "Best Picture"-- everyone gets to vote for that.  hlthe2b   Mar-08-10 12:03 AM   #53 
  - That remark just killed a whole suite of auteurs.  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 02:17 PM   #196 
  - Nope.  HuckleB   Mar-08-10 05:35 PM   #225 
  - Or, IMHO Inglorious Basterds was far better than Hurt Locker.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-07-10 11:04 PM   #2 
  - Of the ten that were up for it, IB was the best.  girl gone mad   Mar-07-10 11:58 PM   #51 
  - Avatar was a shitpile.  Codeine   Mar-07-10 11:05 PM   #3 
  - Hurt Locker had not ONE 10-ft blue alien in it.  wtmusic   Mar-07-10 11:07 PM   #6 
  - Neither did Avatar.  jgraz   Mar-07-10 11:10 PM   #12 
     - That's probably why it lost.  wtmusic   Mar-08-10 12:44 AM   #67 
  - Well, the REST of the world loved it, including me.  johnaries   Mar-07-10 11:13 PM   #16 
  - The "Originality" cult hates the use of archetypal themes.  Odin2005   Mar-07-10 11:24 PM   #26 
  - I love archetypical themes  Zomby Woof   Mar-08-10 12:17 AM   #63 
  - Archetypal themes are fine.  proteus_lives   Mar-08-10 07:32 AM   #103 
  - Do you really think they spent that much on the script? I think it  Synicus Maximus   Mar-08-10 08:49 PM   #239 
  - how about this: the acting was shitty, the plot trite and the pacing was choppy?  SemiCharmedQuark   Mar-08-10 12:28 PM   #170 
  - +5000 on the "trite plot" angle. If you didn't predict the end of Avatar 20 minutes into it  Number23   Mar-08-10 06:30 PM   #234 
     - Who said the goal was to keep the audience from predicting the ending?  Political Heretic   Mar-09-10 02:58 AM   #249 
  - I love archetypal themes! I hate it when critics trash a movie only because it lacks "originaility"  Political Heretic   Mar-09-10 02:57 AM   #248 
  - Actually a lot of people didn't love it. Did you read this thread?  Alexander   Mar-08-10 09:57 AM   #140 
  - Well if that is the standard, I guess "Twilight" is the best movie ever.  SemiCharmedQuark   Mar-08-10 12:34 PM   #175 
  - I read books published by Baen but the idea of their getting a Hugo would usually horrify me. (nt)  Posteritatis   Mar-08-10 01:58 PM   #193 
  - LMAO Typical internet crap... Avatar may not have been your cup of tea  walldude   Mar-08-10 01:51 PM   #190 
     - I have a right wing buddy whose life was changed by Avatar, for the better..  scubadude   Mar-08-10 09:13 PM   #242 
  - I agree  KingFlorez   Mar-07-10 11:05 PM   #4 
  - Lots of upset posters on iMDB too  Electric Monk   Mar-07-10 11:08 PM   #9 
  - Avatar is a good film. However, it is a commercial film more than  Subdivisions   Mar-07-10 11:09 PM   #10 
  - The politics of war outdoes the politics of environment  Nikki Stone1   Mar-07-10 11:10 PM   #11 
  - If that's the case I would have picked Inglourious Basterds.  Initech   Mar-07-10 11:11 PM   #14 
  - IB was an offensive piece of shit,  liberalhistorian   Mar-08-10 12:06 AM   #55 
     - So why in the world do you keep watching his films?  Big Orange Jeff   Mar-08-10 07:04 AM   #99 
     - QT aside,  reflection   Mar-08-10 08:11 AM   #108 
     - Duly noted...  Rebubula   Mar-08-10 08:19 AM   #111 
     - wow, someone's quite bitter about Tarantino's success. I'll go watch pulp fiction now...  dionysus   Mar-08-10 09:57 AM   #141 
     - Oh, yeah, he was REAL successful last night.,  liberalhistorian   Mar-08-10 09:37 PM   #244 
     - You didn't think Christoph Waltz's win was deserved?  EOTE   Mar-08-10 10:00 AM   #143 
        - something to sob over on teh interwebs?  dionysus   Mar-08-10 10:08 AM   #146 
        - Deleted.  EOTE   Mar-08-10 10:14 AM   #149 
        - Not really.  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 02:25 PM   #202 
  - Truly  zappaman   Mar-08-10 12:02 AM   #52 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-08-10 01:40 AM   #72 
  - Films "peak" in Hollywood and I think that "Hurt Locker" peaked at the right moment  begin_within   Mar-07-10 11:10 PM   #13 
  - I have been wanting to see Hurt Locker for some  liberalhistorian   Mar-08-10 12:10 AM   # 
  - Could be the only thing you and I agree on.  MadBadger   Mar-07-10 11:14 PM   #17 
  - Great decision.  proteus_lives   Mar-07-10 11:15 PM   #18 
  - The Hurt Locker as Propaganda: An effective Army recruiting vehicle  Better Believe It   Mar-07-10 11:17 PM   #19 
  - What a bullshit review  Zomby Woof   Mar-08-10 12:23 AM   #65 
  - Right, because nothing would make someone race down to their local recruiting office like ....  11 Bravo   Mar-08-10 07:40 AM   #104 
  - DING DING DING WE HAVE AH WINNAH!  dionysus   Mar-08-10 09:56 AM   #139 
  - I gues then Catch 22 and All Quiet on the Western Front  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-08-10 08:34 AM   #117 
  - Did Catch 22 depict war as the proving ground of the soul?  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 01:56 PM   #191 
     - Actually if you think seeing somebody get screwed up  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-08-10 02:45 PM   #206 
     - That's nutty.  Lautremont   Mar-08-10 04:12 PM   #222 
  - You know what was a recruitment film? Avatar.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-08-10 11:49 AM   #160 
  - I heartily agree.  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 01:50 PM   #189 
  - LMFAO... So you do just post things to stir shit up..  walldude   Mar-08-10 03:58 PM   #217 
  - No, you're just seeing what you wanted to see.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-08-10 04:02 PM   #220 
     - Yeah I guess we saw 2 different movies...  walldude   Mar-09-10 02:15 PM   #254 
        - No, we saw the same stupid piece of shit movie.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-09-10 03:58 PM   #256 
  - A very good recruiter for the anti-war and environmental movements.  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 08:58 PM   #241 
  - To me this seems a well thought out editorial - I have NOT seen either movie  panzerfaust   Mar-08-10 01:57 PM   #192 
     - Did you see Saw VI?  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 02:06 PM   #194 
        - Can't say as I have. But if it is another in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre  panzerfaust   Mar-08-10 02:59 PM   #210 
  - Nah. Avatar sucked. Of course, it's all opinion, but  NYC Liberal   Mar-07-10 11:17 PM   #20 
  - yes  DaveinMD   Mar-07-10 11:20 PM   #22 
     - If A Single Man had been up, I'd have been really conflicted!  NYC Liberal   Mar-07-10 11:23 PM   #24 
        - never even heard of  DaveinMD   Mar-07-10 11:27 PM   #30 
           - You should check it out, it's a really good film with Colin Firth, Julianne Moore.  NYC Liberal   Mar-07-10 11:31 PM   #34 
              - I'll look into it  DaveinMD   Mar-07-10 11:32 PM   #37 
  - oh please  DaveinMD   Mar-07-10 11:19 PM   #21 
  - Avatar is the best movie in a while. Fucking morons.  Odin2005   Mar-07-10 11:22 PM   #23 
  - guess I'm a snob  DaveinMD   Mar-07-10 11:28 PM   #31 
  - No, but the "archetypal themes!"  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-07-10 11:34 PM   #38 
  - I thought it was 'Pocahontas' in space,  reflection   Mar-08-10 08:14 AM   #110 
     - Wasn't it "Dances with Wolves" in space?  gmoney   Mar-08-10 12:32 PM   #173 
        - I read that elsewhere,  reflection   Mar-08-10 01:08 PM   #184 
        - Actually it was "Dune" in... um, space.  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 03:14 PM   #213 
           - This youtube clip is worth a watch...  reflection   Mar-09-10 08:46 AM   #250 
              - Nice! Here's one that does Avatar as Dune (near 100% correspondence)  JackRiddler   Mar-09-10 12:38 PM   #251 
                 - Heh. I love it.  reflection   Mar-09-10 12:57 PM   #253 
                    - Archetypal themes are great (as someone said above)...  JackRiddler   Mar-09-10 02:27 PM   #255 
  - I haven't seen it but I think it sucks...  Regret My New Name   Mar-07-10 11:38 PM   #42 
  - Yeah, I'm a snob...  proteus_lives   Mar-07-10 11:44 PM   #45 
  - Going off to a wine tasting I suppose. Are you Niles Craine?  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 08:20 AM   #112 
  - I love that show.  proteus_lives   Mar-08-10 11:06 AM   #154 
  - Have you seen it yet?  EOTE   Mar-08-10 10:10 AM   #147 
  - Yes, I've seen it.  proteus_lives   Mar-08-10 11:06 AM   #155 
  - Well I admit it, I WATCHED Avatar for the special effects  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-08-10 11:07 AM   #156 
  - LMAO  geardaddy   Mar-08-10 02:57 PM   #209 
  - Written by infants, good 3D to watch stoned though.  NM_hemilover   Mar-08-10 09:48 AM   #130 
  - this will ease the pain;  dionysus   Mar-08-10 09:54 AM   #135 
  - Ah yes, everyone that expects more than 'splosions in a movie must be a snob.  SemiCharmedQuark   Mar-08-10 12:29 PM   #172 
  - Give it a rest  Richardo   Mar-07-10 11:23 PM   #25 
  - Don't you love these ignoramuses?  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-07-10 11:28 PM   #32 
  - Ah, yes more utter bullshit from someone who's never seen  cliffordu   Mar-07-10 11:25 PM   #27 
  - I and my wife saw the film over Comcast on demand yesterday before the awards show.  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 08:30 AM   #114 
     - Shoulda waited until it showed up on ABC, then you'd pay nothing.  cliffordu   Mar-08-10 10:17 AM   #151 
     - Wow, the point of the movie went completely over your head.  proteus_lives   Mar-08-10 11:53 AM   #162 
  - It's obvious you haven't seen The Hurt Locker. It's not what you think it is at all. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-07-10 11:26 PM   #28 
  - I'm sure the scene where an Iraqi child is disemboweled will help recruitment.  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-07-10 11:27 PM   #29 
  - Love the wonderful debates this place has sometimes...  Regret My New Name   Mar-07-10 11:35 PM   #39 
  - The best part is that half the people suggest Inglorious Basterds as an alternative  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-07-10 11:36 PM   #40 
     - No kidding.  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-07-10 11:38 PM   #43 
     - Forbid anything Quentin makes gets any award. Inglorious Basterds  PM Martin   Mar-07-10 11:54 PM   #50 
     - Inglorious Basterds had two good scenes, maybe three  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 12:05 AM   #54 
        - you're exactly right.  cali   Mar-08-10 02:48 AM   #78 
        - I agree with this. I was surprised it was treated so favorably.  Political Heretic   Mar-08-10 04:25 AM   #85 
        - I agree with you. It was a disappointing film except for the Hans Landa  DevonRex   Mar-08-10 10:20 AM   #152 
        - You're forgetting the Churchilll scene.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-08-10 11:54 AM   #163 
           - I didn't forget them  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 01:33 PM   #186 
              - The Churchill scene was not only the best scene in the movie...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-08-10 02:26 PM   #204 
                 - ROFL  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 03:20 PM   #214 
                    - Maybe it needed more exploding cars and tits?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-08-10 03:58 PM   #218 
                       - We get it  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 04:26 PM   #223 
     - It's fucking mind boggling isn't it? I swear the collective IQ of this community drops annually.  Political Heretic   Mar-08-10 04:23 AM   #84 
     - Actually, IB was the only real cartoon up for an award.  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 02:21 PM   #198 
  - I disagree - Avatar was just another Disney type movie  merh   Mar-07-10 11:29 PM   #33 
  - "Pocahontas meets The Smurfs"  Codeine   Mar-07-10 11:32 PM   #36 
     - I kept waiting for PaPa smurf to show up.  merh   Mar-07-10 11:53 PM   #49 
        - That's the sequel.  Bolo Boffin   Mar-08-10 12:55 AM   #68 
  - ROFL  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-07-10 11:31 PM   #35 
  - I don't think The Hurt Locker was propaganda...  Regret My New Name   Mar-07-10 11:37 PM   #41 
  - All art is propaganda  harun   Mar-08-10 02:26 PM   #203 
  - Did you even see Hurt Locker?  proteus_lives   Mar-07-10 11:42 PM   #44 
  - The "Best movie" this year was probably one of the other ones  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Mar-07-10 11:44 PM   #46 
  - "Army recruiting vehicle"??? either you're insane, or you haven't seen the film.  dysfunctional press   Mar-07-10 11:48 PM   #47 
  - Are you pouting?  donheld   Mar-07-10 11:51 PM   #48 
  - Some of the crybabies seem drunk  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 12:06 AM   #56 
     - Nerdrage is the most powerful intoxicant of all. nt  Codeine   Mar-08-10 12:09 AM   #58 
        - Nerdrage!  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 12:13 AM   #61 
  - 'Avatar' was a shallow flim-flam  Zomby Woof   Mar-08-10 12:09 AM   #57 
  - Avatar yes! Army bomb expert suing Hurt Locker makers for rights to his story  upi402   Mar-08-10 12:10 AM   #59 
  - I agree! Avatar was an iconic myth making movie that was both anti-war and  Emillereid   Mar-08-10 12:10 AM   #60 
  - "Like Star Wars before it. . ."  Codeine   Mar-08-10 12:13 AM   #62 
     - but- "Like star wars before it..."  dysfunctional press   Mar-08-10 01:45 AM   #74 
        - That's true  Alexander   Mar-08-10 09:33 AM   #128 
  - I thought The Hurt Locker was overrated  fishwax   Mar-08-10 12:23 AM   #64 
  - I agree with the first part. I only saw four movies though and Avatar was my favq  MadBadger   Mar-08-10 12:28 AM   #66 
     - I haven't seen Up in the Air yet, but  fishwax   Mar-08-10 01:04 AM   #69 
  - I liked the original of Avatar when it was called "Little Big Man"  slampoet   Mar-08-10 01:07 AM   #70 
  - Or Dune. Or Dances With Wolves. Or "the hero story" per Joseph Campbell.  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 02:23 PM   #201 
  - I think Cameron is gifted in terms of the technical aspect of film, and I like the idea of his films  Kerrytravelers   Mar-08-10 01:16 AM   #71 
  - Terminator was great  flamingdem   Mar-08-10 01:44 AM   #73 
  - Ermmm...I had Avatar at number 3. I am so sorry. And I have read a HUGE amount of science fiction.  MissMarple   Mar-08-10 01:59 AM   #75 
  - Avatar is a great film, I agree it should have won.  Ferret Annica   Mar-08-10 02:26 AM   #76 
  - Avatar was a horrendous piece of shit.  cali   Mar-08-10 02:32 AM   #77 
  - Cry more. You'll feel better.  name not needed   Mar-08-10 03:39 AM   #79 
  - whiny little shit  Skittles   Mar-08-10 03:53 AM   #81 
     - i'm not about to get my ass kicked, am i?  name not needed   Mar-08-10 04:05 AM   #82 
        - not you, silly; the OP  Skittles   Mar-08-10 05:15 AM   #89 
  - what a fucking bunch of bullshit  Skittles   Mar-08-10 03:52 AM   #80 
  - God, thank you for sanity.  Political Heretic   Mar-08-10 04:26 AM   #86 
  - Few people went to see Hurt Locker in the theaters. Now I understand why.  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 08:53 AM   #119 
     - well it's a good thing you're not the one deciding  Skittles   Mar-08-10 06:06 PM   #230 
     - Saving Private Ryan also sucked.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-08-10 06:09 PM   #233 
  - How was The Hurt Locker propaganda? I found nothing "glorifying" in the film.  Political Heretic   Mar-08-10 04:20 AM   #83 
  - Hurt Locker wasn't propaganda at all  Skittles   Mar-08-10 05:18 AM   #90 
  - Did you read the article the OP linked to?  panzerfaust   Mar-08-10 03:02 PM   #211 
  - Would you join the army after seeing The Hurt Locker?  malaise   Mar-08-10 04:43 AM   #87 
  - I'm not some bored, out of work kid fresh out of high school who doesn't understand the Iraq war..  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 08:33 AM   #116 
     - I'm sure kids right of high school would love to join after seeing it  ButterflyBlood   Mar-08-10 11:38 AM   #157 
  - They're all military propaganda!  shockra   Mar-08-10 05:13 AM   #88 
  - Militainment is a really good video on the subject  happy_liberal   Mar-08-10 02:20 PM   #197 
  - The Academy won't allow a science fiction film to win Best Picture.  BulletproofLandshark   Mar-08-10 05:20 AM   #91 
  - Any team who is so uncreative as to create 'UNOBTAINIUM' deserves to win nothing.  RadiationTherapy   Mar-08-10 06:05 AM   #92 
  - Spent all the money on effects, instead wrote "Ishtar 2010".  NM_hemilover   Mar-08-10 09:45 AM   #129 
  - Must suck to be so wrong all the time. n/t  JTFrog   Mar-08-10 06:15 AM   #93 
  - Precious should have won.  AngryOldDem   Mar-08-10 06:20 AM   #94 
  - I liked District 9 the best so I am probably considered a complete  CBR   Mar-08-10 06:30 AM   #95 
  - So did I. District 9 was edgy, had a good story, and was technically excellent.  Frank Cannon   Mar-08-10 07:00 AM   #98 
  - Agree. My vote is for D9  Strelnikov_   Mar-08-10 07:14 AM   #101 
  - Not at all, District 9 was a much better movie than Avatar.  Umbral   Mar-08-10 09:22 AM   #124 
  - District 9 was fantastic!  HuckleB   Mar-08-10 05:39 PM   #228 
  - I hated District 9, and I was expecting to love it.  Political Heretic   Mar-09-10 02:48 AM   #246 
  - Avatar was a ripoff of Dances with Wolves but staged on an alien planet  dugaresa   Mar-08-10 06:40 AM   #96 
  - I think it's ALOT closer to Pochahontas. It's nearly laughable. (see reference)  OneTenthofOnePercent   Mar-08-10 09:17 AM   #122 
     - bwahahahahahaha!  dugaresa   Mar-08-10 09:55 AM   #136 
     - That is funny... there is also a good youtube vid of the Avatar screenplay  CBR   Mar-08-10 10:04 AM   #144 
     - That is SO Funny!! Cute!  Number23   Mar-08-10 06:42 PM   #235 
  - Wait...you think people will enlist after seeing "The Hurt Locker" ???  Vickers   Mar-08-10 06:54 AM   #97 
  - Up was better than either of them.  CBGLuthier   Mar-08-10 07:12 AM   #100 
  - I saw that this weekend  customerserviceguy   Mar-08-10 07:48 AM   #106 
  - I thought UP was the best movie I've seen in years, not just this year nt  ctaylors6   Mar-08-10 09:26 AM   #126 
  - UP is clearly a propaganda piece for the balloon industry.  Dr. Strange   Mar-08-10 09:50 AM   #131 
     - LOL!  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Mar-08-10 12:33 PM   #174 
  - Um... since Avatar was garbage let's pick one of the remaining 8  Kurt_and_Hunter   Mar-08-10 07:29 AM   #102 
  - I was fortunate enough to have seen Hurt Locker  customerserviceguy   Mar-08-10 07:46 AM   #105 
  - actually, Jeremy Renner was nominated for Best Male Lead  fishwax   Mar-08-10 09:17 AM   #123 
  - Fact Fail  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 09:53 AM   #134 
     - I stand corrected  customerserviceguy   Mar-08-10 05:39 PM   #227 
  - Avatar was predictable. It was Dances with Wolves In Space  WeDidIt   Mar-08-10 07:50 AM   #107 
  - no way was Avatar deserving of best picture.  Scout   Mar-08-10 08:13 AM   #109 
  - Hurt Locker was by far the better film and while not exactly anti-war  piratefish08   Mar-08-10 08:26 AM   #113 
  - I thought it was very anti-war. Pro-soldier...but it shows a tiny piece of war  wiggs   Mar-08-10 09:01 AM   #120 
     - yeah, to call it a recruiting tool is the height of idiocy.  dionysus   Mar-08-10 09:55 AM   #137 
  - You did watch the Hurt Locker... if you did not  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-08-10 08:32 AM   #115 
  - Tarentino is a talentless hack, Cameron is a self-important bore..  truebrit71   Mar-08-10 08:38 AM   #118 
  - I loved Avatar- It was a work of beauty  Tailormyst   Mar-08-10 09:08 AM   #121 
  - Apparently the meaningless choice of "Best Picture" rules some people's lives  tammywammy   Mar-08-10 09:25 AM   #125 
  - Wow, you Avatar lovers sure are sensitive about this bad movie.  Alexander   Mar-08-10 09:30 AM   #127 
  - how the hell is hurt locker a recruiting tool? the soldiers were miserable, got blown to bits or  dionysus   Mar-08-10 09:51 AM   #132 
  - The adrenaline junky who can't handle a supermarket or spend time with his own kid  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-08-10 09:55 AM   #138 
  - Seriously. Just because it had no overt political statements didn't mean it was pro-war.  Jennicut   Mar-08-10 10:15 AM   #150 
  - Until last evening....  Hepburn   Mar-08-10 09:51 AM   #133 
  - Avatar was all style over substance  npk   Mar-08-10 09:57 AM   #142 
  - Avatar is a video game  fatbuckel   Mar-08-10 10:05 AM   #145 
  - Avatar is a recruiting vehicle  bridgit   Mar-08-10 10:13 AM   #148 
  - James Cameron is a true liberal  upi402   Mar-08-10 10:27 AM   #153 
  - And James Cameron was lobbying for The Hurt Locker. He wanted it to win best picture, and Kathryn  4lbs   Mar-08-10 01:00 PM   #183 
  - I didn't see "Hurt Locker", but " Avatar" was pretty anti-military and  Cleita   Mar-08-10 11:47 AM   #158 
  - Avatar was a silly celebration of violence  cali   Mar-08-10 12:28 PM   #169 
  - Avatar was a shit film.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-08-10 11:48 AM   #159 
  - Oscar is overrated  kgnu_fan   Mar-08-10 11:52 AM   #161 
  - "The Hurt Locker" was the US version of the movie Hitler was watching in "Inglorious Basterds."  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 11:58 AM   #164 
  - Wait, did anyone go to war in "The Blind Side?"  Bicoastal   Mar-08-10 12:03 PM   #166 
  - You're right, there's no relation between football and war  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 01:32 PM   #185 
  - did you actually see Hurt Locker?  cali   Mar-08-10 12:29 PM   #171 
  - Trailer + knowledge of genre + familiarity with director + read about it + NPR campaign  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 03:47 PM   #215 
  - Wrong -- the quote was from Iraq-war critic Chris Hedges.  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-08-10 12:41 PM   #178 
     - dupe sorry  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 01:42 PM   #187 
     - And so?  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 01:47 PM   #188 
        - You still haven't explained why it's pro-recruitment.  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-08-10 03:51 PM   #216 
           - Ebert does  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 03:59 PM   #219 
              - Wrong again:  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-08-10 04:39 PM   #224 
                 - "Completely apolitical" doesn't exist when you've been raping Iraq for 20 years.  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 06:05 PM   #229 
                 - Oh, and by the way... as for being required to see the movie to have an opinion... (SPOILERS)  JackRiddler   Mar-08-10 08:22 PM   #237 
  - YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS UNLESS YOU'VE ACTUALLY SEEN BOTH MOVIES.  Bicoastal   Mar-08-10 11:58 AM   #165 
  - I've seen both movies. Now I understand why so few people went to see "Hurt Locker"  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 12:23 PM   #167 
     - Actually, despite having a much smaller release than, say Avatar...  Bicoastal   Mar-08-10 12:40 PM   #177 
  - I'm much more entertained by  NeedleCast   Mar-08-10 12:25 PM   #168 
  - As am I.  Codeine   Mar-08-10 12:39 PM   #176 
     - I enjoyed Avatar, Didn't see Hurt Locker  NeedleCast   Mar-08-10 02:56 PM   #208 
  - Roger Ebert: "Avatar is an extraordinary film with a flat-out Green and anti-war message"  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 12:48 PM   #179 
  - Didn't see Avatar. I dislike sci-fi. I like seeing real actors rather than  DevonRex   Mar-08-10 12:54 PM   #180 
  - It was difficult to find real aliens to act in this movie. That was a shortcoming.  Better Believe It   Mar-08-10 02:16 PM   #195 
     - yes, the aliens have already been to earth in search of intelligent life  happy_liberal   Mar-08-10 02:23 PM   #200 
        - The best evidence for intelligent life elsewhere  panzerfaust   Mar-08-10 03:09 PM   #212 
           - I've thought this for a long time.  Sal Minella   Mar-08-10 09:17 PM   #243 
  - I'm proud to say that I didn't spend a dime on either movie.  flvegan   Mar-08-10 12:57 PM   #181 
  - 'The Hurt Locker' an Army recruiting vehicle? Yeah.... ok, sure.  4lbs   Mar-08-10 12:59 PM   #182 
  - Army recruiting vehicle?  DFab420   Mar-08-10 02:22 PM   #199 
  - Welcome to DU  upi402   Mar-08-10 02:32 PM   #205 
     - Good points  DFab420   Mar-08-10 02:53 PM   #207 
  - What part would "recruit" you - the daily bouts of insane stress, the chances of being  old mark   Mar-08-10 04:09 PM   #221 
  - you're not old, old mark  Skittles   Mar-08-10 06:07 PM   #232 
     - S, I am old, but I'm still mean as a fucking snake. nt  old mark   Mar-09-10 02:47 AM   #245 
        - that's what I will strive to be  Skittles   Mar-09-10 05:53 PM   #258 
  - I think "An Education" kicks 'em all to the curb.  HuckleB   Mar-08-10 05:38 PM   #226 
  - The truth hurts: In Hollywood, character matters a lot, and nobody likes James Cameron.  Mike 03   Mar-08-10 06:07 PM   #231 
  - So everyone here at DU who liked Avatar is a moron?  Political Heretic   Mar-09-10 02:54 AM   #247 
  - Just got done watching The Hurt Locker...  W_HAMILTON   Mar-08-10 07:42 PM   #236 
  - A shitty economy is a better Army recruiting vehicle  neverforget   Mar-08-10 08:38 PM   #238 
  - You must be joking.  Synicus Maximus   Mar-08-10 08:50 PM   #240 
  - The Navi are a lame reincarnation of Jar Jar Binks.  Lord Helmet   Mar-09-10 12:43 PM   #252 
  - Is this a joke? Avatar was "latte liberal" shit.  anonymous171   Mar-09-10 05:58 PM   #259 
 

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