We often bash Hollywood for having no new ideas, and just rehashing the same ten things over and over again, and releasing clumps of uninspired cookie cutter genre messes (most recently the “dark fairy tale” trend). But we tend to forget that original ideas are still indeed being made into films, and they can have strong potential to suck too. This film is a bold example of that.
[UPDATE] 14 out of 24. Sounds about right.
Just to have a record of what I said somewhere, so that when I get them all correct on Sunday (haha, what a joke, doubt I’ve ever done better than 60%), here are my Oscar picks for this year. Feel free to tell us your picks, or just make a mockery of my picks (I don’t mind).
I thought of doing this pretty much as a pointless exercise to see what I would actually do in a completely hypothetical situation (also because I was bored and felt like it), but I wondered this scenario:
I thought the trailer for this was pretty mediocre. Had no intention of seeing it. The reviews started pouring in and they were all pretty spectacular (92% on RT). Had no intention of seeing it. A few of my friends saw it and gave me good word of mouth about it. Had no intention of seeing it. I had an extended weekend, though, and I had the option at one point of taking a mid-day nap or seeing a movie… …so I finally saw Midnight in Paris…