Why the Oscars are Irrelevant

Editor’s Note: The author didn’t actually see the Oscars presentation last night.  The author was too busy playing Call of Duty: World at War online with his fellow overgrown child friends.  However, the author feels the need to comment on the awards, while claiming he doesn’t care, because, as he told me, “It’s my effing blog, and besides, one post a week just ain’t cuttin’ it.  Thanks.

Soooooo, Slumdog Millionaire walked away with the big honors last night, eh?  And Sean Penn won best actor for Milk.  Nice, that’s real nice. 

I haven’t seen these movies, I don’t care to see these movies, and neither do the majority of moviegoers around the world.  My best picture of the year?  The Dark Knight.

Editor’s Note: This guy is such a moron.  A movie about Batman?  What are we, a bunch of 5-year olds?  Real movie aficionados prefer movies that make relevant social statements, like Milk and Slumdog.  Not some comic book THING for fanboys.

Actually, The Dark Knight goes beyond what most people see on the surface.  Those who truly appreciated the film (as opposed to the guy who said “Man, that was WEIRD,” or the grandma who ushered her little granddaughter out of the theater while the hospital was being demolished) realize that the Dark Knight had many themes relevant to today’s world. 

Editor’s Note: Wait a minute.  Did you just argue with me?  That’s not possible.  I added these notes after you submitted your post.

It’s an old blogger’s trick.  Anyway, back to the movie.  Gotham City is a place run by various criminal organizations.  Enter the Batman, who pushes them back with the help of the city’s new DA, Harvey Dent.  In fact, the criminals are pushed to the edge of existence generic levitra uk.  So, what do cornered animals do?  They fight back.  They fight for their lives. 

Enter the Joker.  He knows how to fight this war.  He convinces the crime organizations that he can kill the Batman.  Then, he starts a wave of terror, while simultaneously winning the hearts and minds of the citizens of Gotham City.  How?  By making sure civilians are killed (either by him or as collateral damage) and telling everyone that it’s Batman’s fault – he shifts the blame from the criminals to the man or men trying to save the civilians from the criminals.  Tactics like these have been used in the real world by al Qaeda and others. 

Editor’s Note: Whoa, whoa, there Sparky, I  think you’re reading way too much into this.  And besides, we didn’t ignore the Dark Knight.  Heath Ledger won best supporting actor.  He carried that movie!

Sorry, I forgot, social allegories are supposed to be crammed down our throat in obvious fashion these days.  And by the way, the truth is, while Heath’s performance was outstanding, and good actor (that precludes you, Nicolas Cage) could have pulled off this role.  The real strength of the Joker was in the development, writing, and direction of the character. 

The ultimate theme of The Dark Knight was that we should not give up, but endure through hard times, be it in the fight against crime, terrorism, tyranny, government corruption or even a bad economy.  That’s an important message for people today.  And The Dark Knight didn’t even get a nomination for Best Picture.  That’s why the Academy is so out of touch.  That’s why the Oscars are irrelevant.

Editor’s Note: I still think you’re nothing but a taped-glasses wearing fanboy.

OK, I’ll let you have the last word.

Editor’s Note: I still don’t know how you’re responding to me.

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