Wall-E was robbed…

January 26, 2009

wall-e still photoI was gonna post about this last week, but the text of that post would’ve been a lot of %$@!#%$#@ and %$#$@$% like that. Now that I’ve settled down a bit about the Oscar nominations, I can say it much more eloquently:

Wall-E was effing robbed!

Seriously, it was a huge commercial success (something like $500 million overall at the box office) and a critical success — it was the best reviewed movie of the year. So, both critics and the movie-going public say it was one of the best pictures of the year. But, of course, it doesn’t get a Best Picture of the Year nomination from the Elitist A-holes … err, the Academy.

Meanwhile, what was the critical reaction to the five nominees? Here’s what Rotten Tomatoes says:

The Reader — 60 percent
Milk — 92 percent
Slumdog Millionaire — 95 percent
Frost/Nixon — 91 percent
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — 72 percent

Nice. Not even Dark Knight, which I saw on PPC last weekend and also deserves to be on this list, made the cut.

Prediction: Ratings for this year’s Oscars will be the lowest ever. The Academy is completely out of touch with reality, and the Average Matts of the world just won’t bother watching what’s clearly an art/indie flick awards show.


  • Reply Phil R January 26, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Sorry, but I gotta say Slumdog Millionaire was an amazing film and deserves everything it gets.
    I am not as passionate about films like you are, but I talk up Slumdog at every chance I can get.

  • Reply Matt January 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    No need to apologize. 🙂 Whether or not that one was good doesn’t change the fact that Wall-E got reamed….

  • Reply Juice from HGP February 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    You know how the Academy works, right?

    Most of the voting members are old, very old. So Wall E is gonna go right over their heads. Now if Wall E was a gay cowboy on a mission to travel back in time to stop globull warming while sterilizing Dick Cheney’s mother, then it might have gotten a few nominations.

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