When you've enjoyed a long career in such varied classics as Pulp Fiction, The Avengers, Django Unchained and Snakes On A Plane, you've earned the right to share your opinion about the movie industry, and this week the legendary straight-talker #SamuelLJackson did exactly that in reference to #Oscars season and the movies which could be major awards contenders this year.
Turns out that he is not a motherfucking fan of those motherfucking movies. Jackson began by talking about Manchester By The Sea, starring Casey Affleck as a man forced to care for his dead brother's teenage son:
"The politics of what happens during this time of year is very interesting in Hollywood. The movies they choose to say are amazing and great, you know — ‘Manchester by the Sea, oh my god, you must see it, it’s an amazing film!’ But, ehh, I guess it is — to somebody. It’s not an inclusive film, you know what I mean?"
Also on the actor's hit-list is Collateral Beauty, the low-key drama about a man (Will Smith) who writes letters to Love, Time and Death to cope with the loss of his daughter. Sounds like a winner, right? Wrong!
"There are all these ‘Oscar bait’ movies. I was looking at the trailer for this Will Smith movie the other day and I’m like, really? It’s another one of those, ‘Oh my God, life is so wonderful, take time to sniff the roses.’"
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Honestly, while common decency dictates that actors shouldn't disrespect their peers or their work, it's refreshing to hear somebody just being straight-up honest about things — and while Manchester By The Sea does look great, it's basically the definition of Oscar bait, so the man's not wrong.
And, when your next movie looks as batshit brilliant as Kong: Skull Island, you can basically talk whatever smack you like.
Do you agree with Samuel L. Jackson, or should he shut his motherfuckin' mouth?
(Source: The Wrap)