I saw the movie last night with all my friends thinking "Wow this is gonna be awesome" What I got was something I enjoyed just a little bit more than Transformers 2. Now let’s start with what I feel was the biggest problem with the film. The directing. Everything about this film to me was a mess. The whole intro was lame and dumb. It's like "okay we can't explain what's going on so let us show news clippings!!!!!!!!!" After that the movie changes around from POV shooting to just a film. That really takes you out of the film IMO. It's like hey how are we watching this right now without a camera on this guy. Okay they changed it around. I'm fine with that but at the end they make it like the intro again. So I have to say **** you film. I have seen people use this when they can't write something into the script. So they made the movie like this because they didn't know how to write in the whole explanation what happened.
Now before I go along with my review. I was hearing "Let's do this" and question asked if this movie will get an Oscar nod. I nearly laughed my ass off. I love you Korey and Co Host, but the movie isn't going to get a nod because it wasn't that good. The story was a mess, the directing was flawed, and the script was bad, All in all it sounds like I hate this movie but I don't. I thought it was a very fun action movie. That tried really hard to be a thinking film. Now the director is no PTA or Nolan so I wasn't expecting an awesome thinking film (Thank god) so I wasn't disappointed in that part of the film. Now I do agree that the Oscars sometimes snub movies because of actor or directors, or genres but when they don't give this movie a nod it's going to be because it wasn't good enough.
Now before I go one with my review let's talk about what I feel are some of the biggest Oscar snubs because of the talent that was in there or because of the genre of movie.
First things first let’s talk about someone I feel that has gotten snubbed by the Oscars not once. Not twice, but three times.
Yeah that guy. If you don't believe me watch these three movies. "Man on the moon", "Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind" and last and what I feel is the biggest mistake The Oscars have made "The Truman Show"
Now let’s start with the Truman Show
What a perfect movie to win an Oscar I mean it won 3 Golden Globe, and had a nod for best picture, screenplay and director (Drama). Wow this movie will do well Jim Carrey will get his Oscar but wait the Oscar comes on by......
The movie wins no Oscars. Not even a nod for best Actor or picture, but there was a nod for best director and writing? Why no best picture?
I'll tell you why the Oscars hate Jim Carrey. So they snubbed what I feel is one of the best and most original film in the 90's, but you want more proof right? Let's go a year into the future.
Jim Carrey's wins a golden globe and has a SAG nod before the Oscars.
Won another Golden Globe (So two golden globes in a row. Only few people have done that)
Screen Actors Guild Awards nod
The second and third biggest acting awards gave him a nod wow The Oscars must give him his nod now. Now you would think that, but you would be wrong.
Let's talk my favorite movie of the last decade.
Now Jim Carrey was the star again. Also Written by Charlie Kaufman. So let’s see the nods this movie got as a whole.
Best Screenplay - Original
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor- Jim Carrey
Best Actress- Kate Winslet
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
But when the Oscars come around. Only one win and that was for
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Charlie Kaufman (screenplay/story)
Michel Gondry (story)
Pierre Bismuth (story)
And that guy was already robbed for his past two movies.
No Nod for Jim Carrey No Nod for directing (What I feel was the bigger snub) and no nod for Picture.
But why did none of those movies not get a nod for best picture? One reason the academy hates
Now last year two movies got huge snubs. The directors should have gotten a nod and so should have the Pictures
And (you all know)
So when D-9 doesn't get that Nod. It really didn't deserve one, but on that note I think it might just get that nod.
I give D-9 a 5.7/10 (6/10 on IMDB)
Also ten movies I have liked more than D-9 (no order)
1. Observer and Report
2. Moon (much better sci fi film)
3. 500 days of summer
4. Star Trek
6. Sin Nombre
8. Drag Me To hell
9. Funny People