I did not see the movie that won the Academy award for best picture last night in Hollywood. Nor will I.
I will say that without even one exception that every person who saw it made virtually the same comment to me: "Do not go see it. It's without a doubt the most violent, depraved, depressing movie I've ever seen. As far as I can see, it has no redeeming value. None."
Even before hearing all these personal reviews, I had determined not to go. I am neither sophisticated nor evolved enough emotionally, spiritually or culturally, to watch a movie, or read the book, of such vast and dark renow.
Is it any wonder that the Academy is fast becoming obsolete outside of a very small, out-of-touch group of narcissistic, elite intelligentsia who prepare and endlessly enjoy eating their own refuse?