Rourke or Penn? Everyone Has an Opinion
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Heading over to the Yale Daily News now, where they've replaced actual content with copy/pasted G-Chat transcripts: Neither of them are huge on Mickey, because they are elitists who would never dream of fraternizing with anyone who rides a scooter. (However, I do hate Darren Aronofsky as much as these guys do, but let's not hold that against Mickey.)
"I'm all for a nice redemption story, but I'm not sure how in-your-face grit and violent realism got confused for fine acting or cinema. Not to mention, I found the themes of the movie rather trite."How rather trite for an Ivy League kid to find something rather trite. Do these Yalies know they have the same taste as not one, but two Kardashians?
Then CelebBuzz rounded up all the predictions from its stable of celebrity (read: people who have reality shows) bloggers. Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, and Brody Jenner all picked Sean Penn, which is perhaps the greatest evidence yet that Mickey Rourke truly deserves to win.
Over at MTV, its panel of movie experts, including Diddy's former umbrella caddy, favor Rourke.
Former Libertarian vice presidential nominee Wayne Root predicts Sean Penn. Because he is "a pathetically, radically bleeding-heart liberal in real life" and so is Hollywood. Damn it, Mickey, why didn't you rent a boat and a camera crew and head to New Orleans after Katrina? I know your pet-store protests are heartfelt and all, but you have to start thinking about your career with regard to political statements. We know Sean Penn does.
More important, though, we want to know who you think should win.