In a world of award shows that suck, MTV gives you an award show that doesn't suck. Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, an irreverent, in-your-face celebration of the movies fans really love with the stars they actually care about. And unlike other award shows, the fans choose the winners, not some exclusive committee of old, rich people. The show includes ... See full summary »
Despite hating MTV, I always try to check out the Movie Awards depending on the host since when done right, the event can be pretty hilarious. That hasn't been the case for the past few years with hosts like Lindsay Lohan in 2004, Jimmy Fallon in 2005, and Jessica Alba in 2006 being DOA with their deliveries. With rating declining, the producers decided to bring in someone who has actually had a great deal of experience in front a live audience: Sarah Silverman. Love her or hate her (I personally like her), Silverman is undoubtedly fearless. She's controversial, she's brave, and depending on who you ask, she knows how to tell a dirty joke. That said, it comes as no surprise that Silverman's opening monologue served as the highlight of the show with the host taking jabs at 300, Spider-Man 3 (as well as its star, Tobey Maguire), and Paris Hilton. The Hilton jokes, in my not-so-important opinion, were perfect. Mean in spirit, but perfect in delivery. It was a fantastic opening. The only problem is it was the only memorable part of the whole presentation. The rest of the overly long ceremony was, well, embarrassing to watch. Presenters came on stage and read from a teleprompter like it was their first time ever seeing one. The acceptance speeches were underwhelming, save for Gerard Butler after winning for Best Fight. Worst of all, with everything that was going on, a large chunk was downright boring. Skip it in reruns. 3/10
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