I used to think I was one of the few people that went to movies to be entertained. I don't need to be inspired, politically moved or socially motivated; I need to be entertained. Hollywood has a case of the blues due to the fact that people aren't going to movies anymore and they just can't figure it out. Now contrary to popular belief, the Hollywood crowd aren't really the sharpest knives in the drawer. They only "play" doctors, lawyers and secret agents. They are simply overpaid actors.
I know the Oscars were several weeks ago, but I've been taking the time to reflect on the industry and would have to say that it's a circle-jerk. Case in point: Capote, with its critical acclaim only grossed $27.9 Million. Syriana (which I really liked) only did just over $50 Million and Crash (also liked that one) did $54 Million. Contrast these movies with King Kong $217 Million, the latest Harry Potter $290 Million and real "critical stinkers" like Cheaper by the Dozen 2 at $82 Million, you have to start to wonder what the measure of success is in the move making business. It is still a business isn't it?
Brokeback Mountain was in my opinion a terrible movie, but had such a "Star Wars" like cult following in the gay community (meaning people see it multiple times) I would say that it was a huge success at $82.1 Million. Hollywood is doing what we would call the classic circle-jerk. They give themselves these pointless awards in a public forum for films nobody watched and call it success.
And they wonder why we stop going to the movies...ENTERTAIN US! We know you're all politically liberal, want to protect the environment, support gay marriage and want to stop racism among other things. Now how about making some entertainment. We went to your movies when you were making the likes of: Caddyshack, Fletch, Conan (only the first one), Gladiator, Star Wars, The Patriot, Sixteen Candles, American Pie, Porkys, When Harry Met Sally, Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Austin Powers, etc. etc.
Why do you insist on boring us with pictures nobody will ever watch and then insult us by getting dressed up and awarding yourself for the junk you just made?
...you just don't get it, do you? (Dr. Evil)