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Early"classics"of the 21st century!?

Adaptation
Shaun of the Dead (maybe, probably Cult Classic)
 
the hurt locker did poorly in the box office, i'm not sure how many people have actu8ally watched it,i know i haven't

Actually out of all the Academy Award winning movies that year "The Hurt Locker" was the most successful (not including the technical award winners).
 
^Pretty confused by your statement right there, other movies that won awards were more successful. But the statement is still pretty accurate, not many people have seen The Hurt Locker.
 
That year, I meant to say out of the Academy Award winning movies of that year "The Hurt Locker" was the most successful.
 
the hurt locker did poorly in the box office, i'm not sure how many people have actu8ally watched it,i know i haven't
I think it sold/rented well on DVD. With The Hurt Locker, and a couple others I mentioned, its classic status won't come from being a big hit, but from being socially significant. It was the first really acclaimed movie about the war in Iraq (and about modern warfare in general, unless you count Black Hawk Down).
 
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy


I don't think any other movies from the past ten years have quite achieved that level of cultural or financial success.
 
The Potter movies are on par with LOTR culturally and financially.
 
I think it sold/rented well on DVD. With The Hurt Locker, and a couple others I mentioned, its classic status won't come from being a big hit, but from being socially significant. It was the first really acclaimed movie about the war in Iraq (and about modern warfare in general, unless you count Black Hawk Down).

I think we need a little more perspective on what these wars meant personally to the individuals on the ground and culturally before we see any iconic attempt of interpreting them in art. It's hard to imagine now after nearly ten years of war that we aren't removed, but until we see the full scope of its tragic cost to us from a distance, measuring the cultural (and historical) impact of Iraq and Afghanistan will be impossible to do.

It was nearly ten years after 1973 that war films that really captured the totality like Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now came out and closer to 15 before films like Platoon that came much closer to defining the loss of the war were made.

Hurt Locker is not close to those films in scope or capturing the mood Americans have had about what's going on.
 

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