Posted February 02 2012 - 03:10 AM
I agree it's a gimmick. And I understand why many would
think it shouldn't receive more praise than it has.
I really wasn't impressed with any of the other nominated
films outside of what I already stated I did not see.
Nothing is really sticking out here for me as being a really
great picture. Really, I thought DRIVE was one of the most
enjoyable films I saw all year -- but it's not the kind of film
that gets nominated.
I went into THE ARTIST thinking I would hate it. Yes, the
movie is gimmick, but I give it credit for taking something
old and making it seem very new. By the time it was over
I thought, "Wow, that was good!" -- a feeling I certainly did
not feel as strongly about with the other nominated titles.
THE DESCENDANTS was very good, but I thought much
too depressing to want to ever watch again. I didn't care
much for WARHORSE. Thought GIRL WITH THE DRAGON
TATTOO was excellent, but so was the Swedish version it
almost mimicked entirely. I really enjoyed HUGO and THE
HELP, and I wouldn't be upset if either those pictures won
Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner
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