This beautifully composed picture brings a robust physicality to tried-and-true source material, but falls short of the sustained narrative involvement and emotional drive its resolutely old-fashioned storytelling demands.
Gustavo H. Razera
Well, at least this is a negative opinion that is well-written and justified. I hope I disagree with it, of course. ;)
Dec 16 - 05:23 PM
This bull. War Horse is getting average reviews and yet it's nominated for all of these Best Picture awards (i.e. Golden Globes, etc.) before it even came out.
Yet Harry Potter doesn't get nominated?
Seriously, so it was snubbed by THE HELP and a movie that hasn't even come out yet? I swear if these movies are both nominated for BP at the Oscars and HP isn't then I'm gonna lose all respect for the academy, because they feel like they need to be politically correct with their nominations. It would be like 2 Blind Sides being nominated.
Dec 17 - 08:01 PM
totally agree:) i will not respect academy any more if hp will not be nominated because almost 97% critics and audiences gave positive reviews and it got 8.6 out of 10 which is enough for a movie to b at least nominated, i liked their decision when they gave oscar to L.O.T.R.3 and HP is not less than that movie but it seems like they want to be politically correct. totally bull...
Dec 18 - 11:32 AM
The Golden Globes and Oscars don't based their nominations on reviews. They based them on what they like. Now, I would prefer it if HP8 got nominated for best picture instead of Help, but to be honest your reasoning is kinda silly. If they nominated what they thought was Popular, then stuff like Twilight would get in. The oscars are as good as a award show as your going to get.
Dec 18 - 07:14 PM
But Twilight is financially popular, not critically, which is what I think Crimson is trying to get at.
Dec 19 - 10:56 AM
I'm not saying that just because it was financially successful, but because it's one of the best reviewed movies of the year. And yet you can tell by the type of awards that it's being nominated for that these award shows are biased against it. Hell why was AVATAR nominated for best picture? It wasn't one of the best acclaimed movies of that year, it was purely because it became the highest grossing movie of all time.
Dec 19 - 04:00 PM
15 reviews have been written. WAY too early to be calling them average.
Dec 19 - 12:31 PM
In all honesty, if HP gets nominated it will be because it symbolizes the end of an era. HP is never good on screen as it is good on the paper. The finale is no exception (in fact, I think part 1 is so much better than part 2)
Dec 19 - 02:56 PM
Yeah, completely agree. I was very disappointed in Part 2.
Dec 19 - 03:08 PM
I liked 7.2, but no more than 7.1 or Azkaban. And none of them were as good as a Lord of the Rings film. I can live with Deathly Hallows not getting Oscars. The reviews were exaggerated because it was solid PLUS the final one.
Dec 19 - 04:02 PM
That must mean Return of The King was exaggerated as well.
Dec 19 - 04:05 PM
Agreed, Part 1 and PoA were the strongest HP movies. It being like 30% of the story, and 1/2 a movie hurts it chances. But WH still has a chance of going up because it's so fewreviews, one bad reviews knocks it down, and vise-versa. Still looking forward to this film
Dec 21 - 02:03 PM
Seriously you people are fickle.
If the movie was EXACTLY like the book, then you would complain that there was no point in making it, that there's nothing new in it. If JK Rowling, CREATOR of HP says the last movie is her favorite, then it shows how ignorant and unappericatiave the fans are.
Dec 19 - 04:03 PM
Noah Abraham Goucher
Dec 20 - 06:12 PM
I'm a little frustrated that movies only achieving average ratings are getting more notice than HP in the awards, but the 'hasn't even come out yet' thing has never been a factor. Screenings are sent out, way before the release date, to these voting bodies. None of them nominated War Horse on the assumption that it would be good. Still wish HP was accumulating it's much-deserved awards, but award-givers aren't playing a guessing game by any means. They've seen the movies.
Dec 25 - 10:02 AM
What about Extremelly Loud and Incredibly Close?
It's getting worse reviews then Sherlock Holmes and it's being nominated for multiple BP awards, just because it's centered around 9/11 and has Tom Hanks. Obviously they don't care about the quality, they just want to be politically correct, or they just blindly select.
Dec 25 - 10:32 AM