I read today that the Oscars took place last night and that the ratings had shrunk by 58% below the already lowest ratings of the year before. I laughed heartily for several minutes while I read the details of this farcical proceeding. I think the very best bit was the fact that the Best Actor award was saved for the end to highlight what they hoped would be the victory of the star of the Black Panther super hero movie who died of cancer. But then he surprisingly lost to Anthony Hopkins in a non-Hannibal Lecter part. And then just to add insult to injury Hopkins didn’t bother to stay up to accept the award and it had to be accepted by the janitor at the laundromat where the ceremony took place.
It’s just marvelous to watch as these creepy perverts who lecture us on morality fall into the dustheap of history. Even the shills who pretend to provide honest reviews of these awful movies admitted this year that even they had never heard of some of these movies and that there was little or no chance that anyone who wasn’t forced at gunpoint would pay to see any of them.
Here’s the list:
- The Father
- Judas and the Black Messiah
- Promising Young Woman
- Sound of Metal
- The Trial of the Chicago 7
The only one that has at least a reason to be on a list of American motion pictures is Mank. It’s about an American movie director during the Golden Age of Hollywood and stars Gary Oldman whom I really like. All the rest of the movies are either diversity projects or so awful that they’re basically daring you to go see them, or both. Nomadland won the Oscar because the director is a Chinese woman. Reading the plot summary, I was struck by how awful it sounded. The Father was the movie that Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor award for. He plays an Alzheimer victim. The Sound of Metal is the story of a heavy metal drummer who is going deaf. Judas and the Black Messiah and The Trial of the Chicago 7 are the obligatory black struggle films. Minari is the obligatory Korean immigrant story. And finally Promising Young Woman is the female empowerment rape revenge movie.
Wow. Who wouldn’t want to just run out and see all these movies over and over again?
Well anyway, it’s truly gratifying to see that they’ve finally crashed and burned their whole tawdry industry and there’s nothing left to do but dig a whole and bury the whole stupid enterprise underneath that broken down Hollywood sign on the hill. It should be interesting to see if some country that isn’t completely infected with woke imbecility manages to start making movies that people want to see. I know it seems unlikely but honestly in the past it happened all the time. Maybe it’ll have to be stone age people in Papua New Guinea or the Amazon jungle. Places that have never heard of Hollywood. Or maybe space aliens might crash land and take up movie making as a way to earn money to buy repair parts for their warp drive. But however it happens, I’d like to think that someday we’ll do better than this crap.