Oscars Give ‘Social Network’ the Finger
It’s clear to me that the folks who run the Academy (whoever they may be), has either a problem with new, cool and hip or is completely out of touch with mainstream media and or pop culture as a whole. No disrespect, but the movie which took most of the awards including movie of the year, King’s Speech, will be forgotten within the next few months.
I never seen the movie, so I can’t say it’s a bad picture but what I do know is the King’s Speech isn’t an impactful movie that resonates with today’s culture. Today’s culture is all about how we reach out to other people socially. Social media is what drives today’s news, so a movie that basically chronicles the beginning to what we all use today as a social platform (Facebook), losing to a movie that will be soon forgotten is absurd.
When Jesse Eisenbergwas slighted, all I could think about was Brad Pitt being slighted for his leading role in Inglorious Bastards a couple of years ago. Inglorious Bastards that year was clearly the best movie, with the best cast. Inglorious number one villain called the ”Jew Hunter” won best supporting actor but Brad came up short for the leading role.
The point is, whatever is cool and hip in the time being its denied by the Academy; they probably get it kick out of denying what’s culturally popular.
In closing, this years Oscars will probably be my last for a while, but I will make sure I catch the red carpet before and after the show because it’s the only entertainment worth watching.