Monday, February 25, 2013

A Post in Which I Fix Things:

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Ehle, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender, Prometheus

Best Leading Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Leading Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Director
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Picture
Prometheus


Also pretend instead of McFarlane it's the Muppets giving the statues out. There. That's better.

2 comments:

  1. Sorry mate but, Prometheus? No way. Damon Lindelof destroyed what could have been an excellent film. He's used to writing scripts in which he starts foreshadowings yet leaves them unresolved (see Lost). One of the most attractive things about this film was how it posed questions about the Alien universe and the engineers' purpose. It posed them alright. It just left everything in the dark. We got no answers. It's insulting that they sold us this film making us believe how much it would clarify and elaborate on the Alien universe, just to give us a sorry excuse for a new trilogy, and a cash-in at that. Alien's narrative prowess was undoubtedly due to the screenwriters. Scott is a great director and cinematographer. He's no storyteller though. IT shows when he needs to hire such a blatantly insulting writer as Damon Lindelof, who treats his audience as idiots and hooks them to his works by presenting mysteries that never get any definite conclusion. There's also quite a lot of clich├ęs and shallow character development, save for David and Shaw.

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    1. You don't think maybe there's some purpose to sparking unknowable questions in a film that's explicitly about people searching for answers to questions better left unasked?

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