A Bohemian Green Book in Roma
Hello, my dear readers! I guess it is time for March’s Pink Smoothie’s Thoughts… and be prepared, because this blogger wasn’t exactly happy about how this year’s Oscars were handled—I mean, no host? It was total chaos, in my opinion.
Of course, I was very happy for some of the winners, because they do deserve it. However, have you realized that most Oscar winners and nominees only get there because of the quantity of dollars they make into the box office?
Ok, enough about my rambling… let’s get started about what I thought about this year’s Oscars! And let’s start with the positive parts, peeps, because we all must be positive in this world. I’m going to start with my favorite films!
Roma is one of the best films the Academy could’ve chosen to be nominated this year. Alfonso Cuarón is a great director—and I’m glad he won Best Director and Best Cinematography... he truly deserves those awards.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody:
First, I must be truthful--Queen is one of my favorite “old” bands, and they are fantastic. To have a movie made about Freddie Mercury… just, wow. The sound effect was amazing… and they truly deserved that award.
3. Period. End of Sentence:
I truly feel like this documentary deserves more love—not only because it’s the truth, but because it’s a real-life issue in foreign countries. Every girl and woman shouldn’t be shy of just being women… and every one of us should have the same opportunities when it comes to personal care.
4. First Man:
I must say that it is hard to use so many special effects to relive and recount what happened when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and planted the American flag on it. This truly deserved all the given awards.
5. Green Book:
I was immediately in love with this movie. This story tells the tale of two unlikely friends—one who has black skin, and the other one who is white. The black friend is a magnificent musician, and the white one is his driver. It is a really heartwarming story.
Now that we’ve passed the good parts, I must say that in my opinion, I don’t really see why a superhero film was nominated for best movie. I mean, I get that the money they got at the box office was huge, but I don’t think that it was written appropriately. I’m not attacking the fans, the writers, or the viewers—I’m just saying that I don’t get the plot, or that it was appropriate enough for the 91st Academy Awards.
Secondly, I think that most people are trying to recount old stories—that’s why they keep making more and more book adaptations, or comic adaptations, and I’m getting quite sick of it. Why can’t someone write an original story? For example, I’ve always imagined of writing an Oscar-winning script, and I’m not going to give up. I have a good one in mind, and I will write it and edit it until it’s prefect enough to be made into a movie.
I think that the movies and documentaries I listed are the best of the best of this awards season… but I’ve always wanted to see if independent films could win an Oscar.
My thoughts always revolve of why people just nominate the films with huge box office funds, but why not nominate an independent film? Those are the ones that are creative, and even if they don’t have a lot of money thanks to their views, they’re still good.
Now, the films I liked were based on the nominees. I haven’t seen them, though I’m planning on to—and I think that these were the best out of what was nominated.
Anyways, enough of that.
Here are the things I didn’t particularly like:
1. There was no host:
When there isn’t a specific chronological order, this whole awards show was thrown to the window. I mean, it was chaotic… as if cows flew around and chickens started singing opera. Why didn’t they hire Jimmy Fallon? Or Jimmy Kimmel, for the third time? Or Ellen? Or someone new, but still funny? If they had a host, then it would’ve been awesome.
2. The movies weren’t exactly the best:
Okay, so in my humble opinion as a blogger, I think that the movies that were nominated here shouldn’t have been nominated. I mean… I get that they want to give Black Panther an award for clothing, because based on the clip I saw that night, the clothing was amazing and detailed. But seriously? There were movies that shouldn’t have even been there.
3. It was confusing in general:
I feel like most of the actors there were confused. I mean, who wouldn’t? Without no host, no matter how good the script they had was written, it was just confusing. I myself didn’t know what they were doing… because usually, after the winner gives the acceptance speech, the host starts saying and cracking some jokes, you know?
4. Some parts were not funny: I mean, when they started putting in music in the middle of the winner’s speech was kind of rude. I think they expected us to laugh at the person that was giving the speech because it meant he or she was speaking too long, but I didn’t like it.
5. It was overall chaotic:
think that I don’t need to explain this one.
Anyways, I like the awards season, but sometimes, I think that while the Oscars are the most expected of all the Awards Shows, other shows might overrun this prestigious one, like the Emmys or the Golden Globes.
The Oscars are the most expected awards of the entire year—and for my case, I’m always eager to see who is nominated and who isn’t. However, for this year, I think that the committee that decides who wins and who doesn’t, should’ve made a better job. At least for the Best Picture and other categories… though I must say, that all the documentaries were marvelous!
Thank you so much, dear reader, for reading my review about this year’s Oscars! I hope that your favorites won, and that at least we have something in common based on our opinions. Nevertheless, I hope that you’re excited for the Emmys in September—because I am!
The Oscars are (almost every year) wonderful, so this is one of my most disappointing reviews regarding the matter. I always love to see who dresses like who, and who interviews our favorite celebrities.
Stay tuned for your next monthly dose of my thoughts!
A Complaint Letter
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