How low will the Oscar ratings go? Mar 10, 2023 13:21:06 GMT -5
Post by jdv on Mar 10, 2023 13:21:06 GMT -5
WITH award show ratings all setting all-time lows in the past few years - including the Oscars - the obvious answer is "low".
But how low? There are multiple strikes against the show before the first notes are heard, starting with the host, Jimmy Kimmel. A more un-funny, more disliked host can hardly be imagined.
That combined with the fact that other vastly funnier people are available - like Billy Crystal and Kevin Hart - make a double whammy of stupid.
Perhaps an even bigger problem is just how loathsome most of the "stars" have become. When at least half the country wouldn't pee on them to put them out if they were on fire, it's an indication that maybe just maybe the luster of Hollywood "stars" has dimmed. Any way, not a whole lot of star wattage will be present, in part b/c it simply doesn't exist anymore.
Lastly it's the movies themselves. Comparing movies from 1986 - when TOP GUN 1 came out - to movies released in 2022 is a one way ass-whipping.
PLATOON, ALIENS, CROCODILE DUNDEE, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, BLUE VELVET, FX, THE FLY, HEARTBREAK RIDGE, HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, HIGHLANDER, MANHUNTER, THE MISSION, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, PRETTY IN PINK, STAR TREK 4 - all of which destroy everything other than TOP GUN II.
Seriously, there seems to be a secret competition to make the worst movies possible. When JACKASS FOREVER is arguably the 2nd best film released in 2022 (maybe 3rd if you're a BATMAN fan), it's a pretty damning indictment. Not that JACKASS or BATMAN were nominated.
Who wants to watch millionaires give each awards and preach about how evil & dumb we are for trash flicks? The answer in no one. Thus I'm guessing we'll see an all-new record low.