Since we pointed out that Paramount has posted a MySpace profile for World Trade Center as part of its much-publicized efforts to target the underexploited youth market, WTC has jumped from 40 to 139 friends. But not in the 'Mount's wildest dreams could they have imagined they'd so quickly receive endorsements as enthusiastic and instantly cred-conferring as the ones already being left in the comments section, like "thys movie l0oks pimp. ima definitely see it!! =]," left by influential tastemaker "mmmBUTTER =]" (and later echoed by "Philly Foghorn/The Magic Shvonzie"). Or one as unapologetically optimistic as the remarks of The NY Guardian, who's ready to preemptively call off the Oscar race based on the page's clip of the film:
And The Oscar For Best Motion Picture Of The Year Goes To...World Trade Center! And The Oscar For Best Director Goes To...Oliver Stone! And The Oscar For Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role Goes To...Nicolas Cage! And The Oscar For Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role Goes To...Michael Pena! And The Oscar For Best Original Score Goes To...Craig Armstrong! And The Oscar For Best Original Screenplay Goes To...Andrea Berloff, John McLoughlin, Donna McLoughlin, William Jimeno & Allison Jimeno! I WISH: And The Oscar For Best Cast Ensemble Goes To...The Cast Of World Trade Center! Good Luck With The Movie And Good Luck At The Oscars
If WTC keeps increasing its MySpace popularity at this rate, soon every available teen discretionary dollar previously earmarked for wasteful rainbow party cover charges will wind up in Paramount's pocket, and parents can rest easy knowing that their children are spending their unsurpervised free time being traumatized by a dramatic recreation of a recent tragedy instead of by a peer-pressure-fueled night of serial oral sex acts.