I love watching Best Pictures. I’m trying to see all of them, in fact. Yesterday while filing through television channels with my family we happened to stop on Showtime and playing was The Deer Hunter.
I think about forty minutes of the film had already started but it didn’t matter because the movie stopped us in our tracks. We could tell instantly that it was going to be a film worth watching but we didn’t know how great our intuition was going to be but we found out very soon.
The Deer Hunter is no walk in the park. It is a deeply emotional film that deals with the Vietnam War and its devastating impact on some of our finest Americans. In it stars Robert de Niro, Christopher Walken (Walken would win his only Oscar for ), and Meryl Streep who were all nominated for Oscars for this movie.
The Deer Hunter is a film that’s going to stick with you and yeah, it made me cry quite a bit actually. Watching this, I suddenly realized how much weaker a film like Da 5 Bloods actually is, which also is set in the Vietnam War. Yeah, Da 5 Bloods is a well-written movie but The Deer Hunter far exceeds it emotionally.
There aren’t a lot of Best Pictures that I have seen that deserve Best Picture but this one did. It’s a phenomenal movie.
I’ll give it 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars.
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