Sunday, January 17, 2010
2010 Golden Globes: Does Avatar Deserve A Golden Globe?
As I'm sure you all know, the nominated films are as follows...
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Inglorious Bastards
5. Up in the Air
Having not seen two of these films nominated films, The Hurt Locker & Inglorious Bastards, I can't really speak for them. However, the other three nominations I have had the pleasure of seeing. While Precious and Up in the Air are completely deserving of this highly acclaimed award, Avatar truly disappoints me in making the nominations. A film such as Avatar truly does redefine the art of movie making as far as the special effects are concerned, but to put in the category one of the best films of 2009, I tilt my head in wonder.
Avatar, on the other hand, finds a new way of being one of the most unoriginal films I've ever seen when it comes to the story. Every single event that takes place in the film is predictable and contains no originality. Along with it's blatant racist undertones when dealing with American Indians and English colonists, the film's script and story are equal to that of Fern Gully, Dances with Wolves, The Last Samurai, Pocahontas, Aladdin, and other like stories. If it hadn't of been for the films amazing special effects, it would have been another cheesy Disney "feel-good" movie, not worthy of Best Picture Award.
1. Up In The Air
Of course keep in mind I haven't seen EVERY film that's come out last, including the two nominees Inglorious Bastards and The Hurt Locker. But Expect they could replace a few films that I have in my five, as well as the Road. Their are so many good films out there, and Avatar, a second rate story line makes the nominations. I certainly hope America grows up a little and figures out that Avatar, while being a visual masterpiece, is nothing compared to truly amazing films.