Whatever your take on the last two years’ controversial Academy Award nominations, we can nearly all agree that the Oscars trend toward being just masturbatory enough to almost completely ignore any consideration for which movies audiences actually ENJOYED the most.
We submit an entirely separate measure of a film’s truest value to the world: when a skilled animator such as Antonio Toscano of Toscano Bricks devotes hours of planning, shooting and editing a Lego tribute to your film, from the unforgettable blockbuster successes of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD or AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON to underwhelming disasters such as TERMINATOR GENISYS, you left a mark where it truly counts.
For better or worse, that means you offered audiences – you know, the people on whom studios truly depend for their continued illusions of usefulness – a lasting sense of enjoyment. Yes, film is an art form, but it’s art inspired by enjoyment. If you aren’t having fun, what’s the point?