Forget about Siskel & Ebert, Kurt Loder and all the rest. When it comes to true, nuanced film criticism, two of the most knowledgeable cinephiles around are Method Man and Redman. So as we inch closer to Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, we tracked down the high-flying duo for their thoughts on this year’s best films.
“This past year?” asked Redman, who was partying at Hollywood nightclub Highland with his Wu-Tang friend. “'Zack and Miri Make a Porno.'”
“Mine goes back a little,” Meth said, “but I’d say ‘Hard Candy’ kinda f--ked me up in the head. Go get it. It’s a good one.”
Once we limited the criteria to something a bit more relevant than Ellen Page’s 2005 cult film however, Method Man told us that he isn’t a big fan of our most-nominated film this year.
“‘Twilight’? What’s that about?,” he teased, pretending to have never heard of the blockbuster. “Nah, I’m just playing.”
“I saw a bootleg,” Meth recalled of his experience diving into the romantic realm of Edward and Bella. “I saw a bootleg, and it ain’t really my bag.”
“I guess only teen girls in love can understand that sh--,” he said with a shrug. “I couldn’t understand that sh--.”
In such hotly contested categories as “Best Kiss,” Redman agreed that “Slumdog Millionaire” should take the Golden Popcorn trophy over “Twilight.”
“I’ve seen ‘Slumdog,’” Redman said. “‘Slumdog’ kept me interested through the whole movie. I was surprised. I was scared of that musical scene, you know what I’m saying?”
Granted, Twilighters might want to take the duo’s movie reviews with a grain of salt; Meth's and Red’s cinematic bodies of work include such non-classics as “How High,” “Soul Plane” and “Meet the Spartans.”
In their eyes, the most-deserved award of this weekend should be Derek Mears for Best Villain. “I’ll tell ya, man. The new ‘Friday the 13th’ scared the sh-- out of me,” said Redman. “Let me just give a shout-out to all the people re-doing these horror movies.”
“[Rob Zombie's] ‘Halloween’ was great, ‘Friday the 13th’ was great. Both of them,” he added. “And I don’t even like remakes of original joints. But when it’s done right, you can’t deny it. Even [J.J. Abrams'] ‘Star Trek’ movie. They rocked that.”
What do you say, teenage girls? Is “Twilight” only for you folks, or should people like Meth and Red be able to “understand that sh--” as well?