My sons and I went on quite a movie-going spree last summer. When we saw "Moon" in July, we saw the trailer for "The Hurt Locker." I remember thinking, man - that looks intense.
When it came out, we were there, on the first weekend. It was intense, and I liked it a lot.
But I have to admit, sitting there watching it, it never crossed my mind that I was watching the Best Picture Oscar winner.
I don't say that to be negative - in fact, I think it's a good thing that a film like "The Hurt Locker" won the Best Picture Oscar. And after all, I did rank it #3 of my top films of 2009 (behind "Inglourious Basterds" and the aforementioned "Moon.").
But I do think it's interesting.