Sunday, 3 March 2013

Argo Fuck Yourself

Finally caught up on the Academy Award Winner for Best Film of 2012: Argo.  Meh.  I mean, it's a fair film.  But it's also an excessively dramatized retelling of actual events.  The tension of the situation was well crafted but the entire last half hour was ridiculous right up to the police cars chasing after the airliner on the runway.  There's no drama here because you know they get away.  It's on wikipedia.

It did not impress.  The Avengers remains unchallenged as my own pick for best film of 2012.  And I'd still put Looper and Cabin in the Woods above Argo and any other of the Oscar nominees.  Zero Dark Thirty is the only nominee I haven't seen that might have a chance of getting into the top 3 but I really have zero interest in seeing a dramatic telling of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.  It might be a great movie but I think I'll wait a bit more before watching.

5 comments:

  1. Les Mis! Les Mis! Les Mis!!! My favourite of the decade. Seriously.

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    1. Russell Crowe is a terrible singer, Megan. The sooner you accept this, the sooner you can move on.

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    2. It doesn't matter. And no, he's NOT terrible.

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  2. I had the same impression of Argo. The suspense during the embassy takeover was terrific, but the movie left me pissed off with the airport stuff.

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