The Hurt Locker: 8 out of 10.
Last night, I finally got around to watching the movie that won the Academy Award this year for Best Picture. That fact alone sets expectations pretty high.
It's a great film, suspenseful and action packed and supported by good acting and an interesting storyline, but is it Best Picture-worthy?
No, but neither is Avatar. This begs the question: If The Hurt Locker isn't Best Picture-worthy, and Avatar isn't Best-Picture-worthy, what movie should have won for Best Picture?
I'm thinking it should have been Up. It was never going to be Up, but Up was probably the best movie I saw from 2009. The Hurt Locker was great, but it was no Up.