Mon Sep 8, 2008
The Departed is the worst Oscar Best Picture Winner I’ve ever seen, by a considerable margin. (There are many, needless to say, that I haven’t, but still.) I scanned the reviews in IMDB, and they were all, with the possible exception of Hoberman, very wrong.
I accepted the PS3 challenge. It came with a game called Metal Gear Solid 4. When I heard the Lady Octopus’s origin story (she was victimized for living in a Scandinavian village where, “unlike the rest of Europe,” villagers enjoyed eating octopus), I realized that much more was lost in translation than I had suspected.