Hitting the Anti-Benjamin Hot Button

Detractors of Oscar’s favourite movie have created a non-fan website, and found an ally in Maclean’s film critic Brian D. Johnson

Only a day after The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leapt to the front of the Oscar race with a total of 13 nominations, the backlash has begun. David Fincher’s epic expansion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, in which Brad Pitt ages in reverse, has not received the kind of universal acclaim accorded to its much smaller rival, Slumdog Millionaire. The movie’s detractors have launched their own website, hailing Maclean’s film critic Brian D. Johnson as an ally “who NAILS everything that’s wrong with this epic turd.” The site begins with an open letter to Fitzgerald and includes posts like  “Benjamin Button took three hours of my life that I’ll never get back.”

Official Anti-Benjamin Button Club