Too bad the movie didn’t get enough wins at the Oscars. I happened to watch it at the theaters and it’s a beautiful movie to catch at one. Filmmaking is hard. Very few filmmakers (very few) are able to tell a good story and not let it get buried under a pile of special effects. David Fincher is one of the few. Benjamin Button is a modern day classic.
Imagining how hard it must have been to make special effects invisible is never as satisfying as watching it unfold. Special effects artists are can be compared to someone like Steve Vai; excellent technique carrying flowing narrative. Makes sense?