The 2012 MTV Movies Awards are this Sunday, and, as usual, we fully expect the program to be an endlessly entertaining star-gazer's paradise. But as solid as this event is every year, we'd like to make one minor change: let's spice up the slate of awards people! MTV has already been enterprising in diversifying the categories--such as "Best Fight" and "Best On-Screen Dirtbag"--but we think they could go further. How about "Best Chest Hair" or "Best Use of Public Transportation"? Screenwriters and directors are so meticulous when it comes to their craft; they should know we are appreciating the little things.
We'd like to offer up one especially unconventional commendation, the year's most "metal" moment in film. It could be the best use of a metal song or just an act or scene that prompts you to say, "Hey, guys, that was SO metal!" Here are the nominees for this year:
5. 'Super 8' - Train crash
So much metal. Literally. A car derails a speeding train, and subsequently there are flaming hunks of HEAVY METAL falling from the sky. Bonus points because the train was transporting a monster alien.
4. 'Project X' - Little person in the oven
If you read all the metal memoirs currently in circulation, we bet you'd find at least eight stories about little people getting trapped in ovens.
3. 'The Hangover Part II' - Title sequence
"Black Hell" by metal legends Danzig kicks off the second installment of this bro humor franchise. Danzig also opened "The Hangover." Only a metal band could properly foreshadow the Wolfpack's descent into extreme decadence.
2. 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - Title sequence
1. 'The Hunger Games' - The whole movie
Uh, yeah, teenagers fighting for survival in the wilderness. We're pretty sure there's an entire Iron Maiden album dedicated to this very topic out there somewhere.