Monday, January 12, 2009


Number 1 - Slumdog Millionaire

I think that if the average person were to sit down and watch all the movies on my top 10 list, they would probably only like the ones that they've heard of. Even though it won a few Golden Globes, I don't think the average person has heard of Slumdog Millionaire as of yet. And this movie is the exception to the previously stated rule. Most people would like a lot of this movie.

True, there are parts that are probably too gritty for the average person. It often shows a rather harsh look at life. Parts reminded me of the totally awesome City of God, but it doesn't have the same weight to it. In this case, that's a good thing. But the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire hook beings it back to Earth.

In Slumdog Millionaire, a character gets covered 99% in shit. Yep, shit. Crap covered. How can I NOT name this as my top movie? And I think this movie also creates what should be a new rule for movies. This isn't a spoiler, as it happens over the closing credits in Bollywood style. Yes, ALL movies should have a cast dance scene to end the movie.

I thought it worked from beginning to end, scene by scene. And I also think that it will not only hold up on future viewings, but there's probably more to get out of it. Once again, rush off this weekend to see this movie. Go, dammit!

And Twilight. Yeah, never seen it. Not interested. That "review" was made up of lines from the positive Rotten Tomatoes reviews.


Anonymous said...

You had me fooled (What? 'What?' went to see Twilight and really liked it? Huh)...except I was puzzled (which should have made me suspicious) that you didn't name the post 'Q'.

- The Jakes

Kaboom32 said...

The Q was, indeed, the intentional clue.

Kirsti said...

I saw this movie yesterday and LOVED it.