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Feb. 24th, 2009 | 11:36 pm

Is there any question that this will become on of those all time scenes that will be shown over and over again when there's a show about the greatest movies of all time?

Yesterday watching some show with my dad when I got home, it was talking about all the Oscars Slumdog won.  My dad spoke up saying, "I bet that movie is the biggest piece of crap."  I argued saying that even though I hadn't seen it, I was sure that it was at least more worthy than all the others nominated.  I then made a comment that could end up showing I'm just as ignorant when I said that I had no desire to see Milk, because everyone knows the story already.  Added on to that I said that Sean Penn didn't deserve the Oscar for best actor, because really...how hard is it to play a gay man?  Maybe I'm just bitter Mickey Rourke got snubbed, or because I think Sean Penn is an inarticulate prick.  

Anyways, my dad's comment got me off my ass to get Slumdog watched, and the hype was true.  The cultural differences kind of made the first bit of the movie a bit hard for me to relate to, but everyone understands stories of triumph and love.  The movie is brilliant in the way it's filmed, having a story of the kid's life for every question of the game.  Odd to me, even though I generally hate hip hop I thought it was the perfect choice for a soundtrack.

I still don't know if I would agree with it being the best of the year, since I think I still like Gran Torino and the Wrestler better but I'm not arguing either.  One thing is for sure, is that it might be the most depressing movie I've seen all year and really opened my eyes up even more into how much of a hellhole India is, and now I have nothing but empathy for those people.  The movie comes out on the 31st of March, and I most certainly will have my blu-ray player by then and it'll be a first day buy because I movie that visually stunning shouldn't be watched on a 17 inch laptop.

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from: bobisdead79
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)

As long as it isn't the shit scene they'll be okay although personally I could do with any scene Anil Kappoor was in just because I found him oddly irritating but endearing.

And for the aeiral shots of the cities alone this should look amazing on blu-ray although the ending dance sequence was kind of cool too over the credits.

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from: joshinji
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)

I was looking forward to the ending dance because I heard so much for it, and was a little disappointed because there wasn't as much as I wanted. Although I did really like how they did the credits showing the three actors who played the character at the same time.

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