Sunday, November 1, 2015

Oscar Watch: The Big Short (2015)

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of my Oscar Watch where I discuss trailers for upcoming Oscar contenders. For this post, I will delve into the trailer for The Big Short which stars Stebe Carell and Christian Bale and deals with the housing bubble crisis that took place.

Originally, I wasn't going to cover this trailer because it doesn't look like Oscar material. But I think given its pedigree cast of Carell, Bale, and even Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, as well as the fact it is based on a true story and is being released at the end of the year, I wouldn't be surprised if it got some traction.

But to me, this film looks like diet Wolf of Wall Street and I can't really imagine it being a commercial hit due to its competition like Star Wars, Concussion, Joy, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant. Around Christmas time, I doubt people will want to spend their gift cards on a movie about the housing crisis. Not when you have Star Wars, J-Law, DiCaprio, and Tarantino to complete with. While pundits are predicting it'll land major Oscar nominations, I'm just not seeing it. Also, on a side note, the makeup on these actors is incredibly distracting and it's another thing that is pulling me out of the film.

What do you guys think? Do you agree that it doesn't look like Oscar material or do you disagree? Also, is this something that you would pay to see in theaters and around Christmas time. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!

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