Yesterday evening I saw Slumdog Millionaire, by Danny Boyle. It won eight Academy Awards, and there was quite a hype surrounding it, so I wasn’t expecting too much. I wasn’t disappointed.
The story was perfectly entertaining, at times somewhat dramatic (if not melodramatic), and quite humorous, and the acting was okay. Still, it lacked the depth and insight that the awards seem to suggest. I found the characters flat, much of the music poorly chosen (at times downright annoying), and the ending very predictable. Worse, the theme about love conquers all is very unoriginal.
All in all a nice and entertaining movie, but not a very good one.
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