Sunday, July 19, 2009

Slumdog, Bruno

We watched Slumdog Millionaire last night. Yes, I thought you’d appreciate a really up-to-the-minute film review. Next week I’ll be looking at Herbie Goes Bananas and that one where the moon gets a space capsule in the eye.

Anyway, Slumdog Millionaire is rubbish, a mess. The mix of nasty ‘realism’ (child being blinded, prison torture, gangster violence), broad comedy, funky music, cartoonish characters (the evil mob boss is particularly silly) and kiddie movie wish-fulfilment fantasy doesn’t work on any level. Presumably the Oscars were given for the opening shots of the Indian slums, which are brilliantly done, but if it all had been set in northern England the movie would have been written off an inferior Brassed Off or Full Monty.

We also made a rare trip to the cinema and ended up watching Bruno. I hope Brit Jnr couldn’t hear any of it from inside the womb, as the film is absolutely filthy. It’s also pointless, tasteless, grubby, mean-spirited and unremittingly hilarious. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much at a film since Zoolander. Oh dear, humanity is so screwed.


Uncle Dick Madeley said...

Makes an interesting change from parents playing classical music or explaining differential calculus to their unborn.

Anonymous said...

Anyway, Slumdog Millionaire is rubbish, a mess.

No! No! No! No! No!!!!!!


Hey Skipper said...

Where SM wasn't forgettable, it was disturbing (blinding, communal murder, etc.).

It isn't the worst movie I have ever seen (2001 - A Space Odyssey holds that honor), but I have absolutely no desire to see it again.

Hey Skipper said...

BTW -- Uncle Dick looks like winning the thread.

Sean said...


Sean said...

Ill tell you what is Shite, Revolutionary Road.

If ever there was an example of an elitist self congratulation that really is it.

Brit said...

Apparently they're releasing a version of Bruno cut for a 15 certificate.

By my estimation it will be about 3and a half minutes long.