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Slumdog Millionaire ROCKS

June 9th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Movies

If you’re a regular reader of the Trade Show Guru, you know I’m partial to the word “rocks“. Some might even say I overuse the term, as I have written the posts “Netflix ROCKS” and “Avast AntiVirus ROCKS“, and the post “Balance” using the metaphor of a pile of rocks. Well, in this case, the word is appropriate. The movie Slumdog Millionaire ROCKS!

We saw Slumdog Millionaire last week. We got the DVD from Netflix. I think we may have been the last people on this planet to see the movie. Anyway, with all the hype around it, my expectations were low. I find that usually when I expect a lot from a movie, I’m disappointed. I know this movie received the Oscar for Best Picture, but I usually don’t agree with the judges. Well, this time I did. Slumdog Millionaire is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time.

The surprising thing is that Slumdog Millionaire is not my favorite type of movie. I like action flicks, pure comedies, and “feel good” “Hollywood ending” movies. Slumdog Millionaire was more of a drama. But what a drama! It was one of the best “put together” movies I’ve seen. It had some very disturbing scenes, but they were real. Perhaps that’s why they were so disturbing. Anyway, I don’t want to give away the plot (if anyone hasn’t seen this movie), but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a funnier escape from a locked latrine (who would think being covered with *** could be funny?). And the little kids in Slumdog Millionaire are cute!

Well, enough gushing. Slumdog Millionaire is a great movie.

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  • 1 JD at I Do Things // Jun 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Welcome to Planet Earth, where everyone pretty much agrees: Slumdog Millionaire ROCKS! I saw it in the theater with my mom and am watching it again at my movie club next week. Not only is it a gripping and inspirational story but the composition of how it’s all pieced together (the flashbacks and flash-forwards; you don’t really know what’s happening “now” until maybe halfway thru) is truly masterful. Throw in some great acting and cinematography, and you’ve got yourself . . . an Oscar winner!

    (I also agree that Netflix rocks!)

  • 2 Tarheel Rambler // Jun 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    What about ROCKS? Do ROCKS rock? 😀

    I haven’t seen Slumdog Millionaire yet, and will probably what until it is on Saturday Night at the Movies(remember those days?). The whole controversy around the kids in the movie are just a little more than troubling to me, and I’m not sure I want to support all of that by paying to see the movie.

  • 3 The Trade Show Guru // Jun 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    @JD, Thanks for welcoming me back to Earth. 🙂 BTW, I think you did a better job of describing why the movie rocks than I did. I think you should have written this post!
    @Lee, Rocks can rock. They can also Roll. 🙂
    I’ve seen the headlines about the kids in the movie, but haven’t read any of the stories. I think I’ll leave it that way. No reason to spoil the movie with real life. 🙂 Anyway, see the movie! ~ Steve

  • 4 Will // Jun 11, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Yes I agree it was a great movie but I saw a better one a couple of days ago. I had never seen the Broadway show or the movie so I picked up The Phantom of the Opera at Blockbuster. Wow! What a show and what music!

    Oh and I watched the DVD of S.M. while eating so that may be why the escape scene did not seem so funny to me.

  • 5 The Trade Show Guru // Jun 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    hi Will,
    Yes, I would eat before I watched that scene. It was gross, and I usually don’t find that kind of “humor” funny, but for some reason this worked. Maybe because that kid is just so damn cute! ~ Steve

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