Did you watch the Oscars? What a mess. I thought the host was terrible–I hate Neil Patrick Harris, and he was as bad as I figured. Not funny at all, and some pretty insulting jokes at times. His opening number had some great effects in it, making it look like it was live, but it was all pre-configured to look that way. Nothing else on the show impressed me. Except the Lego Oscars that were handed out during the performance of “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego movie. Those looked 3D printed. Now I’m wondering if they’re on thingiverse.com.
And the Oscar everyone waits for–Best Picture — always at the very end of the show – was the final nail in the coffin: Birdman. Seriously??? I fell asleep halfway through that movie and never got around to finishing it, it just didn’t make much sense to me. I guess I should have tried–and probably will now, just to see what happened that made it worthy of the best picture Oscar. American Sniper won far too few awards, and Grand Budapest Hotel won far too many awards. Gawd, THAT movie was a real comedic farce. The goofy sets and comical acting was like watching the game “Clue” come to life. So many backgrounds and sets were so fake-looking I didn’t know if they were SUPPOSED to look like that, or if it was just really poorly made. Just a ridiculously goofy movie.
And Neil Patrick Harris in his tidy whities? Come on, I know it was a reference to Birdman, but it was still just as lame as the rest of his performance and just seemed embarrassing. That’s about all I can say. Since the Oscars are pretty much my “SuperBowl” for the year (I prefer the Oscars over the actual SuperBowl, and watch the SuperBowl just for the commercials), I would say this year it was just as disappointing and the playoff game that lost the Packers this year’s championship. Just a lame year all the way around I guess. Better luck next time!
Now I’m off to see if I can get through Birdman without falling into a near-coma again… Wish me luck!