Your a film student right now. So i'm gonna take it your like 18-20 years old. Your a fu*king kid, gtfoh.
Munich was a great movie but has absolutly NO replay value. I watched that sh*t once, liked it, and will never watch it again.
I've seen Crash 10+ times just flippin through HBO, Showtime, etc.
Gladiators plot wasnt better then Traffic, and the acting was COMPLETLY different. They are two totally different movies.
But, again, i've seen Gladiator more times then i've seen Traffic. And many of the general public hasnt even SEEN Traffic.
There are independent films made with better plots then any of the nominated movies this year, as with every year. But thats not the only factor in what makes a movie good. Its the experience of sitting down and watching it.
I havnt even seen Slumdog, i'm just laughing at you thinking because you've studied film for a couple of years (Guarentee you dont make it in that field) you think you somehow know more then the Academy, with members that have studied film for 60 years and sh*t.
You've been studying film since I was in diapers? Well, you just said your a film student. So unless your one of those kids that are scared to grow up so you just stay in school till your in your late 20's, then i'm gonna go ahead and a.ssume your no older then me. I'm 21, so get the fu*k out of here with that bullsh*t.
The people picking these awards have been studying film since your PARENTS were in there diapers.
Number one, you're no older than me, so your point falls flat. Number two, Traffic is a better film because it's made in a much better manner, and isn't just focused on action. Let's be real, Ridley Scott has made MUCH MUCH better films. Gladiator is just average. Crash is good the first time I watched it. I can never watch it again for a third time because it's flaws and inconsistencies become glaringly obvious. Munich, unlike Crash, isn't about impossible coincidences that don't make any sense.
Munich is a better made film than Crash. If you ask me, Munich has much better replay value. And, so does Traffic.
The Academy snubs films all the time. Just because they vote don't mean that they know more than you or I do. It just means that they're rich enough to have their opinions 'matter'. It means nothing.
On a side note, I thought you weren't going to repsond...