More Hollywood mediocrity…
Hollywood continues to spiral downward, due mainly to the huge number of bad films that have flooded the market since digital video became accessible to the hoi polloi. Video stores are chock full of crappy ‘films’ that never made it to theaters, and for good reason: They suck.
In fact, the recent Oscar winner, Slumdog Millionaire, was almost cast (caste, heh) off to DVD oblivion, but rescued at the last minute.
Slumdog is a decent film. But Oscar worthy? Hell-to-the-no.
Here’s an interesting analysis that echoes my opinions on the state of the average DVD release. They bypass theaters and go straight to DVD for a reason: they SUCK.
Come on, Hollywood. With all those geniuses out there, you should be cranking out some watchable movies. Guess we better wait for your bailout checks to arrive. That’ll fix everything.