Sunday, March 05, 2006

A Crashing Disappointment

I'm not sure which is worse: that Crash won the Oscar for best picture or that it won the Oscar for best original screenplay.

It was a bad film. A manipulative, bad film. Pah-tooey.


Anonymous said...

I agree. It was a bad film. Very contrived.

Anonymous said...

I don't hate the film on it's own, but the fact that everyone thinks that it's God's gift to humanity makes it all the more fun to bash.

jvgordon said...

I agree, it was a well-acted, but bad film. I personally wondered, after seeing it, whether it would be damaging to the positive strides in race relations that L.A. has made after the 1992 riots, though I'm less concerned about that now. I just worried that the hyperbole of racism used in the film would not be perceived that way by many Angelenos, and people would come away thinking their society was more broken that it actually is.

Then again, I don't live in L.A. anymore, so take my opinions about the state of L.A. with that big lump of salt.

Anonymous said...

Crash wasn't great but it's not bad. Bewitched was bad. Duece Bigalow: Eurpopean Gigolo was bad. Crash was good just not Best Film good.

Positive strides in race relations in LA? I don't know what it was like in the early 90 but I live here now and it is very segregated and there is very little trust between ethnic groups (including ethnic subgroups) and it doesn't take a lot to make tensions rise. A lot like Crash without the cornyness.