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Slumdog Millionaire

Posted by Web Manager on January 24, 2009

Danny Boyle 2008

Aims for the lowest common denominator. Flashbacks to remind us about plot turns that we saw five minutes ago, which themselves were way too predictable. There are no surprises in this movie, which shouldn’t surprise us, given the filmmaker’s record for turning good pulpy books into dumbed down eye candy (he also did THE BEACH). He still has that great touch for little music video moments within the film, as in the succession of zoom-outs during the early chase scene in the slums, and the playful nod to Bollywood in the closing credits. Also loved the kid covered in poop.

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3 Responses to “Slumdog Millionaire”

  1. Chesterooni said

    I can’t believe you didn’t like it! You probably had something against it going in – Maybe the Oscar nom. In any event I dig the throbbing music, jaunty editing, showy cinematography. I think you’re are wrong about this one – You have been wrong about other things in the past.

  2. Jeremy said

    Your niece would kill you for saying this…
    Just fair warning.

  3. biochemistryquestions said

    An overrated movie, for sure…an award from people that is not used to see movies from Inidia, in the same way that “Crouching Tiger and whatever” award was given by people that is not used to see martial arts movies from China and Japan.

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