Movie The Hurt Locker (2008)

Watched 1st half 20100820 (DVD)
The Hurt Locker (2008) Kathryn Bigelow. 131 min.

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So the movie starts, and I'm watching, and I recognize Guy Pearce, but I don't remember his name. Anyways, I'm thinking he can't die... Maybe he does... maybe he doesn't... Haha. Anyways, from what I did see of the movie, I was confused to why the movie got so much praise. Perhaps as a series of shorts, it stands to be an intense movie. Otherwise, the first scene failed to set up the movie for me. Maybe I was missed some important part, but I saw a scene, and it didn't explain who these guys were, or why they were doing what they were doing. But maybe that's just me. When I think back and think of a great war movie, I think of Saving Private Ryan. When I think of a movie that should win awards, I think of Schindler's List or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Note: I have learned to take ratings with a grain of salt. At least with IMDb, the number of people rating a movie is much larger. Though there are always hidden factors. Such as, what kind of audience is rating these movies? (young, old, internet users, people who are bored, people who watch a lot of movies, etc) Is it just as likely for a person who dislikes a movie to rate a movie as a person who likes a movie? What about an old movie (prior to the internet or prior to the establishment of a rating system such as I would imagine they get a fraction of the audience that a movie that has just been released gets. For example, I still haven't seen The Godfather. Or how many people have seen 12 Angry Men? Anyways...

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