Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro went viral on social media when he trashed the Oscar-winning movie “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
Shapiro appeared to strike a chord with the American people who largely agreed with his takedown of the movie.
He argued that the Hollywood elite refused to nominate movies that people actually “like to watch.”
He said: “In five years, nobody will watch ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once.’ The movie is meh.
“It is overlong (2 hrs 19 min!), confused, and generally bizarre.
“In fact, nobody has watched a single best picture winner five years later since 2007’s ‘No Country For Old Men.’
“In five years hence, we will look at the numbers and see how many people are still watching ‘Everywhere Everything All at Once’ forever for all time.
“I think the answer’s going to be nil. In fact, let me name for you the films that have won best picture in the last fifteen years, and you tell me if you have ever rewatched any of them: ‘CODA,’ ‘Nomadland,’ ‘Parasite,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘The Shape of Water.’
“You want to know why the Oscars are failing, guys.
“Because you won’t nominate films that people like to watch.
“That people enjoy watching and don’t feel obligated to watch.”
In five years, nobody will watch “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” The movie is meh. It is overlong (2 hrs 19 min!), confused, and generally bizarre. In fact, nobody has watched a single best picture winner five years later since 2007’s “No Country For Old Men.”
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 13, 2023
Social media users agreed with Shapiro.
Here is a few of the many responses:
- “I agree the big winner was at best… an odd piece of work.”
- “Personally, I can’t even watch it. But I loved ‘No Country’ it was strangely engaging which I cannot say for ‘Everything Everywhere.’”
- “I’m sorry.. this movie was a solid 6 out 10.”
- “I thought the story was creative but hard to follow and acting was good…. But honestly… the editing was complete crap.. sure it was only 2 hours and 19 minutes… but it felt like 3 hours because they kept showing the same scenes.”
- “Agreed. It was entertaining but also not groundbreaking or spectacular.”
- “‘Top Gun’ was actually closer to being just generally good, broke some serious ground in terms of realism and special effects, had a strong story, and should have been rewarded as such. But here we are. Woke.”