Oscar Reviews 2011: Critics Rip Franco, Hathaway at Oscars
How Were the Oscars This Year? Just Like They Were Last Year: Terrible. At Least That's What Many 2011 Oscar Reviews Say
The Oscar reviews are in for 2011 and--surprise, surprise--people hated it, just as people have hated the Oscars for as long as anyone can remember. Raymond Chandler ripped the Oscars back in 1948.
If you want a quick summary of Oscar reviews, here it is: they're too long, not funny, the musical numbers are boring and famous people rambled on and wore a bunch of expensive clothing that made them look too fat or too skinny.
These criticisms will no doubt apply to next year's Oscars and every Academy Awards broadcast for the rest of eternity and yet we still watch.
That being said, here are some more detailed Oscars 2011 reviews:
Time Magazine said that hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway were out of their depths.
Instead of criticizing them for trying to be hip, the Chicago Tribune accused Franco and Hathaway of "playing it safe."
The Telegraph UK referred to the Oscars 2011 as a "snooze-fest" and stated that the Oscars telecast would have better if Ricky Gervais had hosted.
The New York Times referred to the show's writing as "old and hoary."
The Detroit Free Press offers a Oscars 2011 report card that says the show had "few surprises."
While many critics ripped James Franco, many fans thought James Franco ripped a bong load during the 2011 Oscars.
See you next year for 2012 Oscars reviews, which will feature plenty of comments about how the show sucked and the hosts were terrible.