Wednesday, March 25, 2009
THE 2009 RONDO AWARDS WTF???
Howdy all! The Rondo Awards were announced last night. The minor fact that a rag like Rue Morgue beat out Video Watchdog is mildly irritating compared to what was shoved down our throats as best flick of the year;
THE DARK KNIGHT
Are you kidding me?!?!?! THE DARK KNIGHT?!?!?!
Let's run down the list of nominees, shall we?
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN
THE DARK KNIGHT
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
DIARY OF THE DEAD
HELLBOY: THE GOLDEN ARMY
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE
Okay, admittedly, there is a lot of crap on this list and most of it doesn't deserve to win, but IRON MAN is a significantly better super hero film and is much better than the over hyped, bloated carcass of THE DARK KNIGHT. The newest HELLBOY flick gets it all right and is breathtaking to watch.
And then there's LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. If we continue to ignore the significant contributions that foreign films make in the world cinema by snubbing it in place of a flick that won because one of the actors died, then we are shooting ourselves in the foot.
That's why THE DARK KNIGHT lost. It lost because Heath Ledger was incapable of medicating himself properly. I realize that sounds harsh, but it's true.THE DARK KNIGHT is not a good movie. It's longer than it needs to be, preachier than it needs to be and just boring through long stretches of the film. Well, that and Two Face's makeup made me run for the bathrooms because it made me sick, but that is neither here nor there.
This is how I am rectifying the situation. I am ignoring this particular award. If someone asks me who won The Rondo for best picture I will feign ignorance or out and out lie and say that LET THE RIGHT ONE IN won.
Sure, it's denying reality, but people do that all the time. Why should I be any different.
The rest of the awards were superb, well except for that Rue Morgue nonsense. The fact that Barbie won a award was excellent.
That's all I have. Let the hate mail commence.