Monday, March 06, 2006

Ripoff!

How come Serenity didn't get Best Picture?

They weren't nominated for anything.

I'd say that alone makes the whole thing a farce.

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11 comments:

clay said...

I think Sereniry was blacklisted because it ticked off the whole tree-hugger crowd when River ate a bug during the running-from-the-Reavers chase scene. Damn PETA!

Jerry said...

Serenity isn't politically correct. You've got a woman who kicks ass against a nameless shrieking horde instead of being a victim, you've got a hero who doesn't agonize interminably over his decisions and a doctor who does the right things the first time, you've got an interracial couple that nobody makes a big deal over, you've got a hooker who isn't criticized for her lifestyle, and a cute woman who'd damn good with machinery.

And then there's "I'm going to my bunk" Jayne, who's ...um... pretty difficult to categorize.

So there's at least 6 reasons why it was ignored - any one of which would be the kiss of death in a regular film.

Dr. Sanity said...

I agree wholeheartedly.

Russ said...

Because it wasn't that good.

Don't get me wrong, it was good... but it had way too many rough spots and transparent moments.

/also a fan

Bezuhov said...

That and The Great Raid shutout. Talk about a message picture! Not fair when only one message is allowed. Not appealing when that message is vapid.

flint cordoroy said...

most of the members of the academy don't have two copies of that recessive Sci-fi/fantasy gene.

sometimes you will ask yourself, "gee, i started programming an analog computer in the 70s. maybe I am abnormal, and this abnormality has colored my decisions regarding politics and made me the chicken-hawk I am today."...

Harold C. Hutchison said...

Don't forget Sahara - great movie, and Steve Zahn deserved Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Al Giordino.

Robert said...

Russ - You're an infidel. Burn him!

Yeah, there were some rough spots. But still. It was MY favorite movie of the year.

Surely the Academy should be a mirror of my personal tastes! :P

Serra said...

It'd be nice to think that the Oscars would reflect a list of what is LIKED, both as serious art and as popular cinema, but that's precisely why they blow goats.

I think Serenity should have popped up at least in technical categories.

blogagog said...

I think the goofy guy with all of the TV's ruined it for Serenity. He converted a solid movie into a Canadian quality sci-fi tv show (no offense intended Canadians, I enjoy them all).

Also, Glau didn't kill enough people and killed 0 with her brain (as suggested in the series). That was a big letdown.

I hope firefly gets another crack at a movie though. Teendous series.

Citizen Grim said...

Serenity, Batman Begins, Sahara and The Island where my faves last year