Monday, January 12, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - Great Movie, Bad, Bad Use Of Clips

I agree, mostly, with this EW review of Slumdog Millionaire. We saw the film yesterday and thought it was great. Captivating, dramatic, funny in parts: everything you want from a movie.

Watching the Golden Globes last night - and checking out the clip at the end of the review here - I just want to say: DON'T WATCH THE GLOBES OR CLICK ON THE CLIP AT THE END OF THE REVIEW. Honestly - both show the film's climactic scene. THE scene at the end of the film. Maybe it's one of those things where it looks worse once you know the movie. But no, no I think it's just a shitty reveal that kinda lessens the drama of an otherwise good semi-mystery. It's a credit to the film that, despite, as is pointed out in the review, the audience knowing at the beginning that the kid wins the game show to become a millionaire, I was still on the edge of my seat by the climactic scene. So why screw with that? Ugh. So, so, lame.

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