Sunday, March 05, 2006

"Crash"

Okay, I was in the midst of writing about how Hollywood is the real definition of irony since the whole charade is a complete facade...

-BUT-

"Crash" just won best picture, and I am temporarily happy with the whole charade. Awesome.

"Crash" was a great freaking movie. It's been the source of a lot of controversy as well, which you can read all about at Roger Ebert's site. The gist is that some people think it was amazing, and some think that it shamelessly uses "the race card" to tug at our emotions.

I saw the movie back when it first came out, and the most complimentary thing I can say about it is that it made me uncomfortable. I thought, "do I have some of these biases? Would I have done differently? Would I have said something in that situation?" The bottom line is that it made me think about who I am and what I believe, and any film that leads to introspection is a good thing.

5 Comments:

Anonymous TheBarmaid said...

With all due respect, Badger, because I adore TWM and TWM adores you -- I think Crash was one of the worst movies of all time. Scott Foundas of LA Weekly said it best when he remarked, "Welcome to the best movie of the year for people who like to say, 'A lot of my best friends are black.' "

TWM, TWM's best friend from childhood and myself are having the longest comment thread/e-debate of all time about this over at L&H -- you are welcome to join us. :)

12:03 AM  
Blogger Badger said...

Done! :)

9:41 AM  
Blogger robby said...

crash was lame.

then again, i was disappointed when days of thunder didn't earn a nomination back in the 90's...

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