Hollywoods biggest night, the Academy Awards, is here. That means actresses in colorful, expensive gowns, performers in various versions of virtually the same tuxedo, and, yes, a bunch of gold statues will be handed out that are intended to honor some of the greatest achievements in movie this year.
The Best Picture category this year is loaded with everything from the minimalistic heartbreaker Room to the bombastic and kick-ass Mad Max: Fury Road . These films can often met with high praise, but art is subject to sentiment, and in persons under the age of amateur reviews on the Internet, people can always express those opinionsno matter how illiterate or stoned they may be. We decided to take a look at some very real one-star its further consideration of this years Best Picture nominees on Amazon.
The Big Short
Director Adam McKay managed to turn a hard-to-swallow subject into something not only understandable but, by most accounts, entertaining. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast and currently boasts an 88 percentage on Rotten Tomatoes. However, that didnt maintain Amazon user rwx from stating his differing sentiment on the issues, which mostly boils down to his dislike for cursing. Maybe hes a hedge fund director?
In all likelihood, this is the movie that will likely ultimately watch Leo get his sorely deserved Oscar, mostly because he did kind of have to get raped by a bear. As starkly beautiful as it is harshly uncompromising, The Revenant utilizes Leonardo DiCaprio’s committed performance as ga for an assimilating drama that offers punishing challenges and rich rewards, was members of the general critical consensus for this film. Amazon reviewer dennis did not agree.
Some 92 percent of audiences and critics reported loving Ridley Scotts space epic, which let Matt Damon do what he does best: become the subject of an expensive rescue mission. But there are people like Amazon user Brent Singer who clearly fall into that other 8 percent( and also seem to think they are pretty clever ). To Singers credit, nine people claimed to find his review helpful.
Bridge of Spies
Speaking of Tom Hanks … he was in Bridge of Spies , and even though the movie has about as good a chance of winning as Leo did up until this year, its considered by most to be competent. Its Spielberg! How bad can it be?( Assuming we dismiss Kingdom of the Crystal Skull , that is .) Well, according to Andrew Polk, it makes for a great sedative.
It doesnt inevitably matter that Brooklyn is not going to win Best Picture. At the end of the day, it has a 98 percentage on Rotten Tomatoes, because according to critics, Brooklyn buttresses outstanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen with a rich period drama that tugs at the heartstrings as deftly as it fulfills the intellect. Seriously, how many movies get to bring out the word buttresses in a review? Nevertheless, Brooklyn got an all-caps LAME and then some from Steven Carrier.
Typically, a movie will get a lot of points for a knockout performance. This is most definitely the instance with Room , as Brie Larson has been the talk of the town ever since this film came out, and she is almost certainly going home with an Oscar. That doesnt mean a damn thing to esteemed Amazon critic and Jennifer Lawrence stalker brazlady, though, because Jennifer Lawrence wasnt in this movie, and that is the worst crime of all.
Spotlight gracefully manages the lurid details of its fact-based tale while defying the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life topics. At least thats what most critics thought, and its easy to ensure why. The movie has the best ensemble cast of the year, and who doesnt like a ripping tale about pedophile priests now and again? Amazon user Kjarkent, thats who.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Last but far away from least, we have Mad Max: Fury Road . It is so incredibly rare that a movie like this ascends from the pit of critical snobbery and gale up garnering such acclaim. Fury Road actually wound up being the most beloved movie of 2015. Its straight up balls-to-the-wall action, its a feminist achievement, and lots of shit blows up. Whats not to like? Not amazingly, plenty of Amazon reviewers had answers for that.
The lesson here? Its OK to be wrongeven on the Internet. Photo Davidlohr Bueso/ Flickr( CC BY 2.0 )