Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Blindside

So, I saw the movie The Blinside yesterday. I hadn't really ever cared to see it before, but I was laid up sick and it was On Demand, so I figured, "Why not?" I mean, wasn't his an Academy Award Nominee. Didn't Sandra Bullock win Best Actress? How bad could this thing be?

Ugh, what a glorified after school special! I know this movie was based on a true story, but the artistic license here is pretty obvious. This movie contains some of the most offensive overuse of outrageous stereotyping I've ever seen. And as someone who's pretty okay with stereotyping as a whole, that's saying a lot. This film panders to white guilt in a way that makes Crash look wishy-washy in it's messaging.

And hey, Hollywood, if you're going to insist on casting Miss Congeniality in a role where she has to speak in a thick southern accent for two hours, be prepared for me to assume your movie is a some kind of ridiculous family comedy. I kept expecting a Saint Bernard to kick a game winning field goal.

By all means, though, if you love annoying child actors go see The Blindside right now, because they found the most annoying one. Ever. Two thumbs down and Hollywood can eat a dick.


Comrade said...

So agree with your post. Sandra Bullock wins an Oscar? Marisa Tomei from "My Cousin Vinny" thought that was stretch. Further proof that the statement "Winner of an Academy Award" is synonymous with something really witty that I can't come up with right now so I will leave that part to you MC.

All in all, the movie was no worse than "Remember the Titans" or "Radio" or "Rudy" or any other movie of the same genre. What made "Blindside" so bad is that everyone else seems to have forgotten that this story line has been filmed at least 1-2 times per year for the last 30 years.

Blogust said...

Ooh, ooh, I got this one. "Winner of the Academy Award" is synonmous with "The Winner of the Sucky Award"