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themanwithnoname said:
Never will understand the praise for The Tree of Life. Images and symbolism does not a movie make.


Theres different types of movies you know, its meant to be engaging. The Tree Of Life strays away from the norm, and because of this many average movie-goers will not be able to stomach it. Its extremely artistic in its approach I guess you could say. I thought it was phenominal and beautifully done. The average person is going to hate it because they simply can't understand it, its by far an EXTREMELY difficult movie to fully grasp, but once you do, damn lol. Its one of those few movies you can "Reflect" on.



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Yeah the nominations really made me scratch my head. I predicted Hugo would get the most nominations though and it deserves it. I'm rooting for it to win.

I am beyond peeved Drive was almost completely shut out (even Albert Brooks) and thought Dragon Tattoo should have gotten more love. Overall 2011 was a shit year for movies IMO.

And how the fuck is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close up for Best Picture?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1gWECYYOSo

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I'm really surprised Tintin didn't get a Best Animated Feature Film nomination. It means Puss in Boots or Rango have a better chance!

I'm also very surprised The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo didn't get a nomination for Best Picture.

I really wanted HP to get more love :(

And I have seen none of the Best Picture nominees lol



Necromunda said:
themanwithnoname said:
Never will understand the praise for The Tree of Life. Images and symbolism does not a movie make.


Theres different types of movies you know, its meant to be engaging. The Tree Of Life strays away from the norm, and because of this many average movie-goers will not be able to stomach it. Its extremely artistic in its approach I guess you could say. I thought it was phenominal and beautifully done. The average person is going to hate it because they simply can't understand it, its by far an EXTREMELY difficult movie to fully grasp, but once you do, damn lol. Its one of those few movies you can "Reflect" on.

This is the same tiring excuse that is beginning to hold less and less ground as an arguement every time I see it.  That does work for specific age groups (won't exactly work to pre-teen crowd).  Those kind of statements come of as saying the "average movie-goer" (in this case ages 17+) goes to the movies just to watch the same thing. 



themanwithnoname said:
Never will understand the praise for The Tree of Life. Images and symbolism does not a movie make.

Says who?  I see no problem with that.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

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I love that The Artist has this many nominations, it shows exactly what the Academy is looking for

Backwards quality.



As long as Drive, The Muppets and Tin Tin win in their respective categories i'll be happy. Also no love for Warrior?



I've watched like two movies in the entirety of the nomation lists...



Sounds like a weak year but Im interested in The Tree of Life. Hopefully it's not too pretentious.



coolbeans said:
Necromunda said:
themanwithnoname said:
Never will understand the praise for The Tree of Life. Images and symbolism does not a movie make.


Theres different types of movies you know, its meant to be engaging. The Tree Of Life strays away from the norm, and because of this many average movie-goers will not be able to stomach it. Its extremely artistic in its approach I guess you could say. I thought it was phenominal and beautifully done. The average person is going to hate it because they simply can't understand it, its by far an EXTREMELY difficult movie to fully grasp, but once you do, damn lol. Its one of those few movies you can "Reflect" on.

This is the same tiring excuse that is beginning to hold less and less ground as an arguement every time I see it.  That does work for specific age groups (won't exactly work to pre-teen crowd).  Those kind of statements come of as saying the "average movie-goer" (in this case ages 17+) goes to the movies just to watch the same thing. 


Well for a song as majorly out of the norm as this one, and being an artistic movie at the very definition, in this situation I'd say my statement is fairly representative.