History WMG / TheHurtLocker

19th Feb '16 9:01:27 PM TheRoguePenguin
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[[WMG: Every vote that TheHurtLocker got in the Oscars was directly related to the letters that that French financier producer sent out.]]
He sent letters urging everyone to vote for this film and against Film/{{Avatar}} in every category. He wasn't caught until the voting was almost over, and he got a slap on the wrist for it.

It was a BatmanGambit; the film was OscarBait anyway, but it wouldn't have been voted for without him because almost no one in the Academy had seen it. Seriously, that film has the lowest gross for a Best Picture ''ever'', and ticket prices used to be a lot lower than they are now. But when it was put in terms of smacking down the biggest blockbuster in the history of the Oscars (unadjusted for inflation, but that might be fixed next summer), the idea became appealing.

[[WMG: Every vote that TheHurtLocker got in the Oscars was directly related to the fact that it was a war movie directed by a woman.]]
This is a movie about supporting ridiculous and patently nonexistent Hollywood stereotypes about the military (war-crazy soldier, aggressive general, etc.) The fact that it also had a minority director made it too good to refuse.

[[WMG: Someone from the future traveled back in time to create TheHurtLocker so that Film/{{Avatar}} won't win.]]
The person came from a future where Sci-Fi films dominates award shows. Said person got sick of all those Sci-Fi movies so he came to the year 2008 to make sure Sci-Fi movies [[StatusQuoIsGod stays in its]] [[SciFiGhetto ghetto.]] With the [[SciFiGhetto Sci-Fi bias]] from the Academy Awards working against Film/{{Avatar}}, TheHurtLocker won.
* That was our French financier. In the future he originally came from, TheHurtLocker had a script written but was never made because, well, it was clear that very few people would want to see it. Instead, we get scifi films winning award shows. This hurt the art film industry. Our timetraveller was willing to finance an English-language film to make sure art films would continue to win Oscars for decades to come.
* The continued [[SciFiGhetto ghettofication]] of science fiction led to an unintended slight delay of technological development. This is why Website/YouTube and GearsOfWar were developed at a later date in ''our'' timeline than in the film.
11th Feb '16 5:41:39 PM TheJrade1
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[[WMG: Every vote that TheHurtLocker got in the Oscars was directly related to the fact that it was a war movie directed by a woman.]]
This is a movie about supporting ridiculous and patently nonexistent Hollywood stereotypes about the military (war-crazy soldier, aggressive general, etc.) The fact that it also had a minority director made it too good to refuse.
3rd Jan '13 5:50:39 AM TargetOnMyBack
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9th Nov '12 4:07:58 PM dreadfortflaya
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[[WMG: The Hurt Locker is an accurate depiction of what took place in the Iraq War.]]
* That's why most people who served in Iraq dislike the movie so much. All the soldiers in Iraq are out raping women, beating prisoners and burning down villages while a few EOD experts roam around the countryside and disarm the few IEDs and other bombs throughout the country. That's why we only ever see James and his crew and a few other soldiers actually doing anything when there were over 100,000 troops in-country in the timeframe of the film.
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7th Aug '12 6:14:15 AM FELH2
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He sent letters urging everyone to vote for this film and against {{Film/Avatar}} in every category. He wasn't caught until the voting was almost over, and he got a slap on the wrist for it.

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He sent letters urging everyone to vote for this film and against {{Film/Avatar}} Film/{{Avatar}} in every category. He wasn't caught until the voting was almost over, and he got a slap on the wrist for it.



[[WMG: Someone from the future traveled back in time to create TheHurtLocker so that {{Film/Avatar}} won't win.]]
The person came from a future where Sci-Fi films dominates award shows. Said person got sick of all those Sci-Fi movies so he came to the year 2008 to make sure Sci-Fi movies [[StatusQuoIsGod stays in its]] [[SciFiGhetto ghetto.]] With the [[SciFiGhetto Sci-Fi bias]] from the Academy Awards working against {{Film/Avatar}}, TheHurtLocker won.

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[[WMG: Someone from the future traveled back in time to create TheHurtLocker so that {{Film/Avatar}} Film/{{Avatar}} won't win.]]
The person came from a future where Sci-Fi films dominates award shows. Said person got sick of all those Sci-Fi movies so he came to the year 2008 to make sure Sci-Fi movies [[StatusQuoIsGod stays in its]] [[SciFiGhetto ghetto.]] With the [[SciFiGhetto Sci-Fi bias]] from the Academy Awards working against {{Film/Avatar}}, Film/{{Avatar}}, TheHurtLocker won.



* The continued [[SciFiGhetto ghettofication]] of science fiction led to an unintended slight delay of technological development. This is why YouTube and GearsOfWar were developed at a later date in ''our'' timeline than in the film.

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* The continued [[SciFiGhetto ghettofication]] of science fiction led to an unintended slight delay of technological development. This is why YouTube Website/YouTube and GearsOfWar were developed at a later date in ''our'' timeline than in the film.
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* That's why most people who served in Iraq dislike the movie so much. All the soldiers in Iraq are out raping women, beating prisoners and burning down villages while a few EOD experts roam around the countryside and disarm the few IEDs and other bombs throughout the country. That's why we only ever see James and his crew and a few other soldiers actually doing anything when there were over 100,000 troops in-country in the timeframe of the film.
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* That's why most people who served in Iraq dislike the movie so much. All the soldiers in Iraq are out raping women, beating prisoners and burning down villages while a few EOD experts roam around the countryside and disarm the few IEDs and other bombs throughout the country. That's why we only ever see James and his crew and a few other soldiers actually doing anything when there were over 100,000 troops in-country in the timeframe of the film.
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6th Jun '12 6:14:34 PM Crackshot
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6th Jun '12 6:14:15 PM Crackshot
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15th May '12 9:07:36 PM Azzizzi
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Come on! He pulls off stunts during the bomb defusing like doing it without protective armor, does plans that nearly gets him and his team killed thousands of times and when life at home's boring, he decides to head back.

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Come on! He pulls off stunts during the bomb defusing like doing it without protective armor, does plans that nearly gets him and his team killed thousands of times and when life at home's boring, he decides to head back.back.

[[WMG: The Hurt Locker is an accurate depiction of what took place in the Iraq War.]]
* That's why most people who served in Iraq dislike the movie so much. All the soldiers in Iraq are out raping women, beating prisoners and burning down villages while a few EOD experts roam around the countryside and disarm the few IEDs and other bombs throughout the country. That's why we only ever see James and his crew and a few other soldiers actually doing anything when there were over 100,000 troops in-country in the timeframe of the film.
3rd Feb '12 3:05:04 PM Psyga315
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The reason why William James/Doyle is a Sergeant in 28 Weeks Later but a Sergeant First Class (2 ranks higher than Sergeant) in TheHurtLocker is because Sergeant JT Sandborn and/or Specialist Owen Eldridge (he [[spoiler:blames James for shooting his leg while he was kidnapped by insurgents]]) has snitched on James by telling the Generals about James's reckless actions in Iraq and therefore got demoted as a result. On top of that, James has been reassigned to the rage virus infested Britain and [[spoiler:got burnt to death by soldiers in NBC suits armed with flame throwers]].

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The reason why William James/Doyle is a Sergeant in 28 Weeks Later but a Sergeant First Class (2 ranks higher than Sergeant) in TheHurtLocker is because Sergeant JT Sandborn and/or Specialist Owen Eldridge (he [[spoiler:blames James for shooting his leg while he was kidnapped by insurgents]]) has snitched on James by telling the Generals about James's reckless actions in Iraq and therefore got demoted as a result. On top of that, James has been reassigned to the rage virus infested Britain and [[spoiler:got burnt to death by soldiers in NBC suits armed with flame throwers]].throwers]].

[[wmg:James is a DeathSeeker]]
Come on! He pulls off stunts during the bomb defusing like doing it without protective armor, does plans that nearly gets him and his team killed thousands of times and when life at home's boring, he decides to head back.
16th Oct '11 11:35:29 AM Zaptech
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[[WMG: The soundtrack we heard isn't the real soundtrack; the real soundtrack is on a frequency that only Academy members can hear.]]
Explains how it got a Best Score nomination while the likes of ''Film/{{Coraline}}'' and ''Film/StarTrek'' didn't.
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