Originally Posted by StrangeGator
Didn't see it. Until I do, I'm very disappointed neither Moonrise Kingdom or Zero Dark Thirty one that award.
Waiting to hear what my daughter thought of the whole night. She has been wrapped up in this event since she was 14, hosting a party at our home every year. Now she's away at film school. I imagine she'll have some strong opinions.
Strange, both you and I share the same views on Moonrise Kingdom as we discussed this upon release. I saw Django and do not believe that it deserved this award. If it was full of Tarantino twists and turns as usual, then yes, it may have deserved this award. But Django was a lot like Argo to me. Both good films that are must see's, but both are kind of 'you know what's going to happen, and then it happens' type of films. No plot twists at all. Nothing about Django jumped out and grabbed me the way that Moonrise did.
I've seen every film nominated for Best Picture and in my opinion Silver Linings Playbook should have won it from that group. That was a refreshing film that combined real life problems with comedy. Couple that with 4 brilliant acting performances by the leads and it was fantastic. But the true best picture in my mind was Moonrise Kingdom.