Slumdog Millionaire – Overrated?

Posted by the dood on Monday, March 9th, 2009

Okay, was I the only one that thought Slumdog Millionaire was overrated? Yes, it was a great movie, and yes it was different and showed me a side of India that I never knew existed. Kids having their eyes burned out with acid in order to make them better beggars was not something that I was aware of, and it is a real eye opener. The Bollywood dancing at the end was kinda cool too, but was it so ground-breaking that it deserves all the press it got? I don’t think so.

It was a good movie, no doubt about it. However, I have seen many movies which I enjoyed more. The wrestler was a better movie, in my opinion. I liked the raw filming style of Aronovsky better than the glitzy style that Slumdog was filmed in. I thought slumdog had some stuff that just didn’t fit, and the CSI: Miami style cut scenes were just a bit contrary to the setting of the film.

Anyway.. Good movie, but a bit overrated, IMO.

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