I saw this film the other day. It was OK. Not brilliant but not bad…well, except that the military tactics employed by all sides did not make any sense to me. But then, what do I know, I’ve not been in the military.
However, I couldn’t empathise or believe any of the characters. The story line was not credible. But as something to watch at home for a couple of hours it was OK if you’re expectations were not high to begin with.
I was therefore most bemused to hear on the news that this film was nominated for 9 Oscars. What? Really? What on earth did I miss?
Confused at first, and it’s been a long time coming, it’s now clear to me that the Oscar award process relies on criteria not related to the quality of the films being reviewed.