Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

After the film received Best Picture in the Oscars, I finally caught up with the rest of the world and watched Slumdog Millionaire.

I thought the movie was very good - it had an element of freshness in the way the story was presented. The tale of two brothers' lives was told through flashbacks tied to an episode of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?". As Jamal answered each questions correctly, we learned the life events that gave him that knowledge. Very interesting and creative!

The film was dynamic and engaging. I enjoyed it a lot.

On the other hand, some people thought the movie was highly overrated and full of media hype - I sort of agree.

I didn't think the movie matched up to other Best Picture winners in the past. Namely, Titanic in 1998. Hubs would also argue that Slumdog was not at all comparable to one of his favorite movies, Braveheart, winner of Best Picture in 1996.

Any thoughts? Did you think it was Best Picture worthy?

4 comments:

  1. I loved this movie. The 2 little boys were brilliant.
    I'm with your hubs on Braveheart. What an incredible movie!

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  2. I haven't seen the movie, but I've found in recent years, a lot of the winning pictures aren't really for the casual (normal) viewer. They were more liked by industry types and were a little boring to me. I have heard awesome things about this pic though.

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  3. worst f'ing movie ever! doesn't hold a candle to "City of God" and didn't make any sense. apparently, little kids are able to comprehend love and relationships and will stay hung up on whoever they first had a crush on when they were 7, even after they grow up. and the bad brother, if he's so evil, why doesn't he want revenge against the Hindus? I mean, he did see his mom get murdered by a mob simply for being a Muslim. but all the movie could do was turn him into some petty street gangster? what a load of crap! he caps the boss in the end but doesn't strive to be top dog, instead he just sits in a tub to die? WTF?? FTW??

    and wrapping this shitty story around that stupid gameshow is even shittier. for a movie on poverty and love, watch City of God, that one did it right. not that it's that great either, but if Slumdog is considered good by the masses, then City of God is a friggin masterpiece.

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  4. I really want to see this movie!! I hear it is awesome!!

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