Oscar Week / I Hate The Blind Side

This being the last week before the Academy Awards, I have been frantically trying to finish up my list of movies to watch. I have successfully seen all of the movies nominated for Best Picture and all but one for Best Animated Picture, but still have a few to go for Best Actor/Actress and such. The last of the Best Picture movie I watched was The Blind Side, and I have to say that I was not only impressed by the incredibly low quality of film-making and acting, but by the borderline offensiveness of how the movie handled a delicate issue of race. It really bothers me that the Academy selected this movie for potential awards. Sandra Bullock’s accent was poor, her character was ridiculous, and her lines were frequently poorly delivered. The horribly sappy emotional climax of the film has somehow made enough of an impact to put this movie above other contenders for the #10 spot like Watchmen or Where the Wild Things Are. Anyway. I hope it doesn’t win.

2 responses to “Oscar Week / I Hate The Blind Side

  1. I have no intention of seeing The Blind Side but it did look completely awful.
    I thought the Oscar noms had a lot of interesting/different movie inclusions with the expansion of the category (an animated picture nomination! District 9!) but wonder if the expansion just made the category weaker (do those films really have a chance of winning).
    If it was so awful, why do you think The Blind Side was included? Just because of the larger category?

  2. Yea no intention of seeing the blind side. Honestly, I think the only movies I saw that are nominated were UP! and The Cove. I really really hope the Cove wins best documentary. I highly recommend you all see it !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV9Fv8h08Vc