Now that the Academy Awards for 2015 have been given out, we got to thinking about what films were either snubbed completely from a nomination, or barely edged out in winning certain categories. There is never any shortage of complaints in this regard, so what’s a few more right? Here are a few films we felt were snubbed in some way or another.
This year for the Oscars we are going to take a look at the nominations for best lead actor and actress. There is always a wealth of talent in each of those categories, and we are going to pick our favorites of each. Next week we will look at the actresses, so up this week are the nominations for best lead actor. Here are our personal favorites along with the roles that made them stand out in our minds.
Review by Elliott
Drax the Destroyer: [about Drax] Metaphors go over his head.
Drax the Destroyer: NOTHING goes over my head!… My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.
Peter Quill: I come from Earth, a planet of outlaws. My name is Peter Quill. There’s one other name you may know me by. Star-Lord.
Until this movie was announced, I had never heard of Guardians of the Galaxy. I enjoy reading comics, but have only read a handful or so and GotG hasn’t been one of them. My first impressions after seeing the movie trailer was that this was going to be a less than serious scifi adventure. For starts there is a talking racoon and a humanoid tree. But that wasn’t about to scare me off. Marvel isn’t known for dark, serious films, they tend to be action packed with a good amount of lighthearted humor. Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t break that trend in fact it delivers the humor in spades.