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MTV Movie Awards: The Best and the Worst

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 7th 2010 9:20AM

If there's one thing that the 'MTV Movie Awards' taught me last night is that a guy my age shouldn't even be allowed to have MTV on his cable.

I know that MTV is way out of my demographic range -- I no longer "want my MTV" -- but I thought there would be something to interest me on tonight's show. More than, say, the 'MTV Music Awards,' which is just an onslaught of tween stars and rap this 44-year-old can't handle. But this had Steve Carell! Tom Cruise! Paul Rudd! Action! Adventure! Comedy! Unfortunately it also had Snooki! and The Situation!

So I was lost, waiting to see what bizarre thing would happen next instead of waiting for what actual award was coming up. It was half only-young-people-will-like-this and half freak show. But it's MTV so there you go. I did watch the whole thing, so here are the Best and Worst moments. Or, to be precise, the #%^$!@* Best and Worst moments.

The Best:

Tom Cruise's first appearance as Les Grossman. I'm not quite sure why this was such a big thing on this year's show. Wasn't 'Tropic Thunder' from a couple of years ago? But seeing Cruise go all out and dance in a fat suit is pretty funny.

Helms/JeongSandra Bullock. I like how her message was CAN WE PLEASE GET BACK TO NORMAL NOW? I hope we do, but I'm sure we'll go through all of this again when Bullock starts doing interviews for her next movie.

Ed Helms. To be honest, I wasn't thrilled with Ken Jeong's dance, but something about Helms dressed up as a cloud thing just made me laugh out loud (as in LOL).

Betty White. Part of me felt sorry for her that she was even there, but her appearance was one of the few calm moments of the crazy night. I bet some people are all "enough with the Betty White already," but I haven't quite overdosed yet.

'Stunt Kidz.' If it went on any longer it would have been lame, but it was just long enough and it's a cute idea.

Tom CruiseThe Worst:

Tom Cruise's second appearance as Les Grossman.
Wow, way to kill a bit, guys.

The Bullock/Johannson kiss. What could have been just a throwaway, funny bit (Scarlett Johannson standing next to Bradley Cooper and Betty White and even though she has nothing to do), was ruined by actually having her speak and then kiss Bullock. It would have been funnier if Johannson just said one word and then stood there, but no the humor has to be as subtle as The Situation's abs.

Two girls kissing! MTV is so edgy.

The 'Jersey Shore' cast.
Speaking of abs and situations and Snooki's, this whole show (and the hour long red carpet special that preceded it) seemed like a giant commercial for the second season of 'Jersey Shore.' I don't get it at all. And I don't even think that's an age thing, it's a common sense thing.

Kristen Stewart. Kristen, honey, I'm sure you're nice and all, but you do know that you're allowed to enjoy yourself, right? You no longer have to act like the sullen girl who bags my groceries at the supermarket and really doesn't want to be there. Also, please don't use the phrase "I'm gonna peace out" ever again.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg interrupting Tom Felton's speech. I don't think Felton was in on it, even if he did handle the jokes like a pro, but for God's sake the guy just wanted to thank his mom so let him speak.

All of the music. OK, this is probably an age thing.

The swearing. This is a two-fer, as I'm giving a Worst award to both the stars for dropping F-bombs more than Andrew Dice Clay use to and the people at MTV who were asleep at the switch and let a lot of f***s and s***s sneak through. It's shows like this that make me think the Parents Television Council might have a point.

MTV Movie AwardsSome random observations about tonight's spectacle:

- I think Shaun White was trying out for the lead in 'The Robert Plant Story.'

- I'm not sure if Russell Brand called Sean Combs "Buffy" or "Puffy," but I'm hoping it's the former because that would be a lot funnier.

- If the material that the cast of 'Grown-Ups' (Sandler, Rock, et al) had when they presented an award is any indication of what we can expect from the movie, well, thanks for the warning.

- The random shots of Paris Hilton posing/applauding. She always has this look on her face as if she's thinking, "I'm so bored with these other celebrities. Is the camera on me yet?"

What did you think of the MTV Movie Awards?
Bob, you're such an old fogey. It was great!116 (23.8%)
I want those two hours back.372 (76.2%)

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First time I'm glad I am too old to get the joke!

Too much cursing! It was !@#$@ ridiculous! They were just doing it to do it at one point (Peter from Twilight's acceptance speech) and it was just stupid.

It was too mixed, either be funny or serious. Kim Jeong from Community giving thanks to his wife getting over cancer, Tom Felton thanking his mom and Sandra Bullock responding to the tabloid rumors...didn't mix with the repeated Les sighting (ug!), stunt skit, Puffy's little ditty, and the Ed Helms performance.

And yes, Kristin really is that awkward and was actually better (if that's possible) this time around.

June 08 2010 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I LOVED seeing Kristen Stewart's reaction shots! She hates Twilight as much as a man does and it shows and I think it's wonderful.

June 07 2010 at 10:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

After all the f-bombs, I assume MTV will be sending a letter of apology to Andrew Dice Clay to let him know he's welcome back anytime.

June 07 2010 at 4:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh good. It wasn't just me who thinks Kristen Stewart (I'll admit until this critique I wasn't even sure what her name was) needs to lighten up. Maybe it's her age.

June 07 2010 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I turned 25 Wednesday, and I have to say that this was confirmation that I've outgrown MTV. From Twilight winning everything to Jersey Shore to me not knowing almost anyone who was there, it was pretty safe to say this will be the last MTV programming of any kind I'll be watching.

One note on the swearing though, it was the only enjoyable thing of the evening. I was incredulous the first time Jonah Hill got one through, and each subsequent "slip" was like icing on the cake. I put slip in quotes because I'm sure it wasn't. The FCC only regulates NETWORK programming, from things airing before 10pm. MTV and any other cable channel can do whatever the ef they want, and I was glad to see a channel finally realize this.

June 07 2010 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree on the Tom Felton thing. I know we can't expect class from MTV, but I at least expected it from Wahlberg and Ferrell.

June 07 2010 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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June 07 2010 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was looking at winner and nominees. Angelina was nominated for a movie that is not out yet. Bet you she's nominated next year for the same flick.

June 07 2010 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It was a waste of time and I changed the channel after the Sandra Bullock speech. I too thought there was too much swearing and how they let most of it get through and I personally have no problem with those words but I thought it was a bit too much.

June 07 2010 at 10:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm younger than you and I felt too old. I was very annoyed by the announcer woman's voice. It had this quality to it that made me want to cut off my ears so I'd never have to endure such vile sounds ever again.

June 07 2010 at 10:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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