Originally Posted by Kiba.
But if you don't at least attempt to view these 'too worthy' films then you can't really know what you're talking about as you criticise them. That's the bottom line.
Oh absolutely I agree, I can't have a true opinion on them, having not seen either, but in a multi-media saturated environment of trailers, interviews, articles and other peoples opinions, it's hard to remain objective and not form an opinion on the material.
My cynical gut just gets a gag reflex at Oscar baiting fare, but as for broadening my horizons, I'm not likely to see a film just for the sake of broadening them. I'm fairly receptive and open to most things, just not to the tune of coughing up £5-7 for the privilege.
My point is, I think, is Firth's back catalogue hasn't included anything to my own personal taste, I'm not a Clive Owen fan for instance, but 'Children of Men' is one of my favourite films of recent years. I just need to find him in something that appeals to me.