I love that Scorcese won, but I agree about the ending. I would have given it a 10 up until the last 20 minutes or so, it dropped down to an 8.5 for me. I thought LMS was good, but The Departed was better.
Coppermine wrote:See, I don't really understand why people are so upset about the ending. It was a throwback to the old Hong Kong cinema and endings like that are what made those movies legendary.
I don't think this was a throwback, homage or anything else like that. Scorsese never saw Infernal Affairs until after the Departed was completed. The screenwriter based his script on it, and obviously watched it, but made a lot of changes including the ending. I just think the ending was poorly orchestrated.
Amazinz wrote:I think it is a shame that Last King of Scotland didn't get a nomination.
I really want to see this movie. Is it good? Is it worth it just to see Whitaker act in it?
Whitaker was awesome. I thought the movie was great. I didn't see Iwo Jima or the Queen but LKOS was better than the other nominations IMHO.
I watched it last night, and yeah, I'd have to agree with you. I thought it was better than every movie nominated with the exception of Iwo Jima (and possibly The Queen, as I have not seen that). Whitaker nailed his role as Amin perfectly, and I can certainly see why he won.