Since the Oscars are all but meaningless to me, I am glad I could at one point or another find refuge in commending actual great films of the previous year and not just Oscar bait.
And now, looking back through the previous years and clearly through this one, Xixax has its own bait. Who knows, maybe in the 2009 redux, Enter The Void has another chance to be overlooked.
And this isn't even to say that because I voted for one thing that it should sweep, that defeats the purpose of even complaining about the sweep in the first place. But seriously, Social Network was ok, but it's like no other movie came out this year for you guys. I don't know who voted for what, really, and hell, if it is in fact the best movie of this year to you, then awesome. But really? I wouldn't say it's totally forgettable, but it left little to no lasting impact on me, what is it that's hypnotized you all about it? What am I missing?
Black Swan was great, but also suffers from not fully resonating. It was skillfully executed, but offers little beyond a thorough character study. Inception I'm glad didn't win, but I had fun seeing it. True Grit and Social Network both fall under the "Better Than King's Speech" category, and maybe the DVD impressed you so much that you just had to view it as the best film of 2010, but will you look back on 2010 and say "Social Network was truly unmatched. Its subject matter was enervating, it was brilliantly accomplished, it really did something new for cinema."
But whatever, it could've been worse. We haven't really gushed over Fincher in previous awards, so even if it has to be this movie, then woohoo.