AccursedT- see you space cowboy
- Jun 6, 2013
Sure, but nobody tried to arrest the pope. If the church had handed over the criminal responsible then I would be inclined to fogive them. Instead they tried to cover up what happened, ensured that the individuals responsible escaped justice, and put said individual into another parish, where he could potentially continue preying on children. Thus the church actively defended the systematic rape and torture of children. I know that a lot of Catholics want to sweep it under the rug and move on, but it's something we need to remember. This obviously says nothing about the average catholic, who is an upstanding individual, but it does say something about the people who actively defend the church in this situation, such as Bill Donohue.ecoho said:well star wars for sure should have at least got a nod(out of respect if nothing else)Fox12 said:Presumably the people who defend the church, even when they're in the wrong. Such as the sex abuse scandal, which the church sought to cover up.ecoho said:The Revenant,The Big Short, and spotlight have all had a bit of controversy. also what do you mean by "catholic church apologists"?MarsAtlas said:Query: Which film? I don't recall any of them getting much controversy. Even Spotlight didn't seem to get much outside of the usual catholic church apologists that everybody already ignores.ecoho said:and of course the most controversial movies of the year get a nod for best picture but an actually good film doesn't, sounds like the Oscars to me.
I liked most of the films listed, personally. I wasn't even aware that Revenent had controversy. Out of curiosity, which good film did you feel got snubbed?
creed deserved to be seriously considered as its the first rocky movie I actually enjoyed start to finish.
As to the catholic church thing, what most people don't understand is that the church is basically another country. so its like if a foreign ambassador was charged with a crime, as such no country has the right to detain said person without permission from the head of state, in this case the pope. Also good to note is most members of the catholic church not only admit these things happened but also fell great regret for them being handled the way they were.
All that said at this point I could care less what people think on that matter as at this point it does no good for anyone.
As for Star Wars, I'm not sure why people keep mentioning it. I get that people liked it, but it wasn't a very well made movie. At best it was a nostalgia trip that got its best ideas from the original trilogy. The actual script and plot were a little... substandard. The film needs to stand on its own if it wants to get nominated, and the force awakens didn't do that. If force awakens was the first Star Wars movie, and not the seventh, then no one would be calling for an academy award.
I haven't seen Creed, so I can't judge that, but I think Revanent deserved its nomination. It was well acted and well directed. The script needed work, but altogether it was a very good movie.