This week's theme is Most Overrated Oscar. I'm kind of like Troll. I assumed for best picture. Best performance well, Russell Crowe winning for Gladiator was beyond stupid. Fighting CGI tigers isn't really Oscar worthy is it? The movie itself was nominated for twelve Oscars and won five. NOMINATED FOR 12? Where the hell I am I? Bizzaro world. Amazon Women On the Moon (short clip here) was twice the movie and it has nothing to do with the title. A young Arsenio Hall here in AWOTM. It's a great movie.
Of course Titanic won as well. I kind of covered this a while back in this post. Where I mentioned Gladiator and the movie in this blogpost. I'm consistent if nothing else.
One movie does stick out for me though. Maybe it's because I looked forward to it sooooo much. The trailer's were awesome. The story looked great. Adopted college sister Monika and I were both giddy when it was released. We went to it the first night it opened. I can't remeber her exact reaction but I do remember mine and it was that this movie sucked and I wanted my money back. It was nominated for nine and won four including best picture. I found it slow moving, borderline boring and the ending scene was so ridiculous I almost stood up in the theater and shouted "are you fucking kidding me?" You ready? This is gonna get me in trouble with at least one of the malcontents but I'm sorry. I can't help it.
Here it comes!!
And the answer is Unforgiven! What a complete waste of my time. This final scene is such bullshit. William Munny would have been cut to pieces. Those guys weren't afraid of dudes like him. They wanted him dead and he surely would have been. He rides off into the sunset like somekind of twisted version of Robin Hood. Booo. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You can skip most of this as it's nine minutes of mostly crap. It was the shortest clip I could find of the ending. Lots of clips of a Metallica song named Unforgiven so I'm assuming that was a hit for them.
Not only do I think this is the most overrated Oscar ever (remember, Clint had not won and Oscar for anything yet so it was only given out of pity. There is no other explanation) it's one of the crummiest westerns of the last 30 years. Not on the same page as this classic.
The wrath of Buzz and I'm sure several others surely awaits me. I will stand my ground. Happy MCW.