Friday, March 05, 2010

Oscar Buzz

This weekend is the Oscars and there are two science fiction movies up for best picture.  I will give my rundown on what I think will happen. 
Avatar-  This movie is going to clean up in the technicals but will not win best picture and Cameron will not get best director.  Rightly so.  The movie was entertaining, but was not the best movie of the year.  Prettiest, yes, best, no.  Prettiest is where all those technicals come in though.
District 9-  Again- I don’t think this is best picture material.  The movie was better than Avatar and very entertaining, but not the best movie of the year.  It does have the whole social commentary thing about katrina and the apartheid going for it.  The committee loves that stuff.  But no Oscar for District 9. 
The biggest let down is that Moon didn’t get nominated at all.  This movie could have landed best picture and best actor.  It is a shame and an oversight. 


SteveB said...

It seems to me that in the expansion to 10 Best Picture nominees, you're going to get some films that got good critical review (and maybe good box-office popularity), but really weren't what most film fans would think of as BP material. D9 fits that bill, I think.

Can't wait to get Moon from Netflix!

Budd said...

Moon seemed like a perfect Oscar type movie. I think maybe Avatar kept it from being recognized.