On 30 Rock, there was a recurring gag where Tracy Jordan won an Oscar for a movie called Hard to Watch, which was a parody of Precious, but could also apply to Beasts of The Southern Wild. It was tough to watch, but every part was tough.
Poverty? Check. Abusive father? Check. Absent mother? Check. Abusive father dies? Yep. Natural disaster? You t it. Child in danger? Yup. Maybe it's because I am tired and cranky, buy I couldn't get into this movie. It's just so sad, but still tries to be fairytaleish, from the giant pigs to the VoiceOver of the young girl who doesn't understand what is going on.
It just tries so hard to be a triumph and tragedy.
Bah. I just didn't enjoy it. I've been up for 24 hours. I'm always hardest on the the last movie. I always want hem to go out with a bang. This was more if a "meh." It was made to be nominated.
That's that. That's the marathon!! I hope you enjoyed Bad Shakespeare's live blog of the event.
Next up: bed.