The Oscars was a pretty classy affair this year. Everyone was fairly well behaved and there wasn’t too much controversy. That said, they seemed to be trying pretty hard to convince us that Hollywood is here to guide us in our thinking and expose us to controversial issues. Thanks for showing me the way Hollywood. On the other hand, they get a lot of crap for being out of touch with the common folk, so maybe this was their year to try to convince us otherwise.
On this theme, in order to help us understand how responsible Hollywood is for highlighting improtant social issues, the academy played a montage of films that have created controversy over the years. Among them was “The Day After Tomorrow.” Did I see that right? Did I somehow miss how important that film was on the landscape of history? The Day After Tomorrow raised our awareness to global warming in the same way that Independance Day raised our awareness of intelligent life in the universe. How did that ever make the montage?