I Really Don’t Understand The Hype About “Slumdog Millionaire”
Today I finally decided to watch Slumdog Millionaire with a friend, and honestly, I don’t understand what the whole hype is about. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad movie, but I just think it’s over-rated.
In fact, the movie pissed me off.
Why? Because of the whole issue of male dominance and domestic violence within the country. Those of you who know me know that I can’t stand the oppression of women, and you can refer to an older blog I wrote about domestic violence. The reason why the movie didn’t impress me is because I know that stuff like that goes on in that country, and even have friends (who live in America) who have told me that their dad has the same mentality as the mob boss in the movie who was using women as objects and beating them up. Minus the game part of the movie, it seemed more like a documentary than anything else, which is why I’m not impressed by it. It’s like doing a movie about the hardships of living in Compton or any third world country… it’s an unfortunate part of life, and making a movie about it doesn’t make the movie itself anything special. Perhaps they should take some of the money (and publicity) they made from that movie and try to make a change in their country? I don’t know, but it’s just really sad. Maybe that’s another reason why the Indian government is suing the (Indian) cast, aside from the fact that they didn’t like the portrayal of the people in the slums… gee, I wonder why?
The movie was just more disturbing than anything else, especially the incident with the blind singing kids. Assholes like that exist, and it’s really heartbreaking that not everyone has the strength to get away from a lifestyle like that.
What do you think?