The Aviator is certainly an impressive film. I am glad that it didn’t win Best Picture though, because it just isn’t that great. Sure, the visuals were amazing. Sure, the acting was incredible. Sure, the cast was spectacular. Sure the direction was flawless. Sure, the story was far greater than anyone could have created out of fiction. But you know what? It just sorta drug at times.

Maybe it was the hype that hurt it? Maybe my expectations were too high? Maybe I am just nuts? How else could you explain a movie that I rated 8 stars to get such a non-impressive post?

I’m kidding – this movie rocked and I think I have new hero – Howard Hughes. (Well, aside from the nutcase part.)

RATING 8 out of 10