And so we've come to the end of Awards season. The 84th annual Academy Awards were handed out tonight and while Hugo dominated much of the technical categories, The Artist laid claim to the major awards of best picture, directing and best actor (Jean Dujardin).
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Much congratulations to all the OSCAR winners (and Nominees, too!!) Meryl Streeps, Christoper Plummer, Octavia Spencer, DuJardin etc.,. for their strong deliver acting talents for breathing life into those "amazing" people they portrayed on the big Screen.
Congratulations to "The Artist!" Well done! Hopefully, this shows Hollywood that QUALITY films and actors such as Jean Dujardin can lead the way (along with the incomparable Meryl Streep); instead of mindless remakes and sequels!
Unfortunately, it doesn't. Hollywood, as abusiness, has to care about the dollar signs. As much as I loved 'The Artist,' (and I'm very happy for it's win), mindless remakes and sequels make much more money, and will continue to hit the screens until American audiences are more willing to shell out for more off-the-beaten-path fare like 'The Artist.' Hopefully the Oscar wins translate to box office dollars...but I don't see Paramount canceling Transformers 4 just because the third one didn't win an Oscar.
Unfortunately, too, I have to say, you're right. To be honest, yes, I've watched some remakes and sequels -- many just don't cut it -- no surprise; but why does QUALITY have to suffer?! What happened to originality...creativity?! I love virtually all movie genres, more-or-less. One being 'good' science-fiction; and you're right about "Transformers 4" will be made. Yeah, I saw 1 (decent for Michael Bay...shocking), 2 (terrible), 3 (better than 2) -- but that's it for me! Why? All fx and no real good story; let alone acting. For part 4, there should be NO humans -- I mean, we can't do anything much to defeat the evil transformers! In any case, people will pay to see it.
I'm going to see TRANSFORMERS IV for I love my Autobots (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, etc.,.) and Decepticons (Megatron, Starscream, etc.,.). The 1st Transformers movie is a Masterpiece as for the 2nd & 3rd: there were okay/the third needed a solid ground story/the action & effects were there but story w/the humans were lacking, as for the Robot story it was more solid. But killing my Ironhide that didn't go over well with me not at all!! The Transformers are eternal they can go into the next Evolution of their awesome powers: so I'm looking forward to a much potent storyline like the first TRANSFORMERS movie. Peace!!
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