Review: Slumdog Millionaire
What is all the fuss about?I honestly don't know what all the fuss is about with this movie. Sure, you get to have a little look at life in the slums - but peeping over the fence at the poor people just isn't enough to keep a movie afloat. The story is weak, the characters aren't that interesting. If this had been set in LA not Mumbai, it wouldn't have even made it to Monday Night on TV3 status. Predictable, a tad boring, and fails to get you involved.
Sure it has its funny moments, a poo gag, and the colours and movement of the first few scenes in the slums are fantastic - but thats it - the rest is a boring old predictable cheesy love story, and the plot pans out like a 7th form English assigment.
Are we all too PC now to say something negative about a movie about those less fortunate than us? How this got to award status I will never know.