It’s Oscar season. Which means it’s Oscar snub season. And apparently, this is the worst year ever in the history of the Academy. Soooo racist. Soooo sexist. Soooo little diversity. This is clearly the biggest problem facing our country right now. Nothing is more urgent or more disastrous for our world.
At the risk of being flippant… get over it. They’re just movies for Pete’s sake. Seriously, lighten up! Personally, I enjoy movies that don’t get a lot of awards or media attention. It gives me the illusion that my taste in movies is personalized and selective, not a carbon copy of the rest of the country.
With that said, I present a movie that got almost no press. Nobody’s talking about it being snubbed because nobody talked it about it when it came out. I didn’t see any showtimes for it or read any articles about it. Heck, I didn’t even see the trailer! I only stumbled on it while browsing Metacritic. It’s called The Day Shall Come, and as the title would imply, it’s one of the most underrated movies of 2019.
And guess what – I’m not butthurt about it being snubbed. I’m not demanding that the Academy revamp their voting process or issue an apology. I honestly don’t care, because it’s just a movie. The only reason I’m promoting it is because it’s ridiculously entertaining, and I want people to have fun watching it.
So – now that I’ve gotten that out of my system…
The movie is a dark comedy about the FBI’s attempt to arrest a delusional street preacher named Moses (played brilliantly by Marchánt Davis). After all, if the FBI doesn’t arrest would-be terrorists, they don’t have a job. The problem is, Moses is genuinely clueless and genuinely harmless. So every time the FBI tries to frame him, he thwarts them by being either a good person or an idiot.
Thus, a hilarious game of cat and mouse ensues. Political correctness is thrown out the window and shock humor runs rampant. It’s a scathing, side-splitting attack on government overreach, racial profiling, religious extremism, and our broken justice system. It’s shocking that it got so little attention, given how socially conscious it is.
So there you have it. You should watch it, enjoy it, share it. Or don’t. It’s your call Because. It’s. Just. A. Movie.