January 1, 2009

I have passed the test.

For me the first movie of 2009 was Slumdog Millionaire. The bar is now set pretty high for any subsequent movies (Half-Blood Prince, you had BETTER be awesome), because Slumdog Millionaire was fantastic. It's both wonderfully idealistic and heart-breakingly realistic. More than one movie critic compared the movie to a Dicken's novel. I didn't realize until after I saw it that it's from the same director that made 28 Days Later, which I also loved. Slumdog Millionaire is better than 28 Days Later, and it's a little less violent. And it has more Bollywood dancing, which is always a plus.


1 comment:

Spencer G said...

Jamie, I loved Slumdog Millionaire! I love Danny Boyle, and if you haven't seen more than 28 Days Later, I highly recommend Millions (kind of like Slumdog Millionaire if the kids had stayed young and a bit less dark). Trainspotting's pretty awesome and Sunshine's one of the tensest movies I've ever seen if you can get past the kind of silly premise... it's great. Really.