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Why no Love for The Avengers/Hunger Games???

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  • Jason Travis
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    I understand this genre is usually not appreciated as much by the Oscars, but it still boggles me that neither has gotten any awards consideration beyond technical merit. Both were THE films of the 2012 in terms of box-office and both also got excellent over all reviews. I don’t get why neither one of these could get in for Best Picture- especially with an expanded lineup. Looking at the contenders this year, there’s no real big box-office contender or HUGE film (Lincoln and Les Mis are probably the closest).

    Anyone else find it strange? I mean again, I know superhero flicks are looked down upon, but The Dark Knight (2008) was close to getting top honors- perhaps because of the Heath Ledger angle, but still. But I just would like to hear other people’s thoughts on this. 

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    TV12
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    I was expecting this to be Paul…

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    Riley
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    The films were well-reviewed, but neither was one of the top ten films of the year.

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    Laactingnyc
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    The Hunger Games wasn’t too bad, but i still thought the film was mediocore. Jennifer Lawrence was good in the movie, but the movie itself was…… idk not too good.

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    A Person
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    I liked both movies, but neither was one of the top 5-10 of the year in terms of quality.  They didn’t transcend their genres like The Dark Knight did, for example.

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    Both movies are average at best. The Avengers has good CGI, but the script is god awful and has the same plot as Thor, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Hulk and other kiddish Marvel movies. The acclaim for this one is beyond me. Sorry.

    The only good thing in HG is Jennifer Lawrence’s performance but other actors don’t help her to carry the movie. Especially, Josh Hutcherson. They don’t have any chemistry and he looks like her younger brother. In general, this movie is Battle Royale for teens. Better than Twilight but not so much.

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    DamianWayne
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    Both are fine, Avengers more so, but neither are the kind of film I would throw awards at. Like A Person said, they didn’t transcend their genres. They were both the kind of the film they set out to be (not that thats a bad thing).

    The second Avengers film, if done differently and actually has Thanos as the villian, can be a contender. 

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    Gabriel
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    Both were your standard summer blockbuster fare. I’m not sure why the fact they were huge money makers means they are deserving of awards.

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    dannyboy.
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    I was shocked by the lack of credit Battle Royale received during The Hunger Games’ success.. If the author of the series hasn’t claimed BR as its adaptation than I have an issue. THG was clearly meant for younger people, while BR took no prisoners.. Lawrence rose above the source material..

    The Avengers was ok.. Ruffalo came off most successful.. Both films should be able to pick up a couple of techs, deservedly.

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    24Emmy
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    Looking at the contenders this year, there’s no real big box-office contender or HUGE film (Lincoln and Les Mis are probably the closest).

    Skyfall . . .

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    No love? You mean with Oscar?  Do we truly care that much what AMPAS thinks?

    There’s plenty of love out there for these films.

    Hunger Games:

    Worldwide:  $686,533,290  

    The Avengers:

    Worldwide:  $1,511,757,910  

    Naturally these numbers means more films for audiences to flock to and enjoy.  THAT’S what matters imo. I’m sure the Industry is quite happy as well…….

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    Icky
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    The Hunger Games was just above mediocre. The Avengers was a pretty standard summer movie, and it was overstuffed. Don’t get the hype for that. Though I still think Iron Man would have been a worthy BP nominee, and was better than any of the BP nominees from that year. Looper (though it didn’t make a ton of money) and Skyfall are probably the most worthy of getting major Oscar nods of any blockbusters from this year.

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    Jason Travis
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    Interesting. 

    Not one person I talked to had bad things to say about The Avengers. This is the only board where I’m hearing “It was okay”, “it was just average”. Everyone I talk to said it was a excellent film, and the reviews single it out as incredible. Hunger Games I can understand, but The Avengers not so much. I know box-office isn’t everything, but I am relying more on the fact that it was a huge moneymaker AND got stellar raves. 

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    Interesting. 

    Not one person I talked to had bad things to say about The Avengers. This is the only board where I’m hearing “It was okay”, “it was just average”. Everyone I talk to said it was a excellent film, and the reviews single it out as incredible. Hunger Games I can understand, but The Avengers not so much. I know box-office isn’t everything, but I am relying more on the fact that it was a huge moneymaker AND got stellar raves. 

    Jason I totally agree. I feel The Avengers was one of the best films out this year (and I hate the Avengers, I love X-Men more), and all comic book fans I spoke to (even ones on comic book forums) feel this was one of the best comic book films of all time (along with TDK) I don’t understand the hate on these boards either. Hunger Games was only memorable because of Lawrence to me.

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    Jason Travis
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    Hey Miss Frost – yeah see? I’m with you. I couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about how The Avengers was amazing, and not what people were expecting. I thought for sure this would be the BIG film to get the top honor nominations but its totally missed all the major precursor circuits.

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