Or maybe the Hurt Side.
Gawd, I’m a laugh riot, ain’t I?
Yeah, via the wonders of the Internets I have enjoyed two Oscar winners in the comfort of my home.
The Blind Side starring Best Actress Sandra Bullock was an entertaining film. Which I guess is why most of us invest the time to watch, right? I think if not for the fact that it was based on real events it might have been a little too sweet, but sometimes reality has a Hollywood ending I suppose. I’ve always enjoyed
The Hurt Locker won this year’s Best Picture in an upset of James Cameron’s Avatar. That alone made me want to watch this film. See, I kinda dig our military (big surprise, huh?). And whatever your politics, you ought to be able appreciate the sacrafice, dedication, and skill of our warfighters. You know, these young men and women are the best America has to offer. And if you don’t respect them, I just ain’t got no use for you. Hate the mission, love the Soldier/Airman/Sailor/Marine. Get it? Got it? Good.
Anyway, The Hurt Locker told the tale of a IED disposal team in Iraq. And while the movie didn’t blow me away, it wasn’t a bomb either. (Yeah, I know. I just can’t help myself). You know, it was a well made picture and I think a fair portrayal of just how f’d up asymetrical warfare really is. I enjoyed the story and I’m glad it got some recognition from the Academy. I’ve seen more moving, um, motion pictures, but this one was fine and dandy. I’ll rate it a solid 4.
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