Finally saw it this weekend. Enjoyed it. Thought it was good. Very good, even. But picture of the year? Shouldn't even be considered for a nomination. So in that regard, I believe the appropriate word is "overrated". Still enjoyed it, but vastly overrated.
The movie was great. Definitely not overrated. Well deserving of all the nominations and awards, if not more.
Pray tell: what was so fantastic about it? It was generic on just about every level, yet elevated by some fantastic acting. Eisenberg was tremendous in the role, and I wouldn't object in the least to him winning the Oscar.
But just because it's a movie that is about something that changed the world does not make it a world-changing movie. (I'm not saying a movie has to "change the world" to make it the best picture of the year. Just attacking a lot of the overzealous praise this movie is getting.)
And I'm also really not getting all the love for Trent Reznor's score. (I'm a NIN fan, so it's not that.) Seemed incredibly out of place, to me and actually detracted from the rest of the movie. Rather that setting the tone for the overall feel of the movie (like Zimmer in "Inception"), it seemed the music was just thrown in there to be "different" a lot of the time. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't be interested to see Reznor score other films, but to me it didn't work in this case.
Saw "Black Swan" yesterday. Definitely Aronofsky at his psychological best, but I don't think a picture of the year. Probably on par with "The Social Network" for me. Portman definitely deserves the best actress nod if she get it, though.
And another odd note, I think "Black Swan" would have been better with Trent Reznor scoring it than "Social Network" was.
Toy Story 3 was oddly emotional for a kids movie. I agree with that. I couldn't imagine being 8 years old watching that.
I don't know what you have against The Social Network, and I would say you're undervaluing it, but it's all opinion so I guess you're just one in the minority that disagrees with the amount of praise it gets.
I saw the Social Network a few weeks ago. I really liked it but I think I'm with Gator. When it was over, I just thought, "OK. Now what am I gonna do?". Enjoyed it, but don't ever plan on ever seeing it again and can't place why I liked it or why I didn't love it.
But a Best Picture nom seemed warranted, especially with a week field and 10 Nominations.
Is it so hard to imagine? Is it so hard to believe? Something so outrageous, something so far-fetched, well how 'bout Adam and Eve?
Watched "The King's Speech" last night. Absolutely fantastic movie. I may have been more entertained by "Inception", but I have zero objections to it winning Best Picture. Also no objections to Firth winning Best Actor.