View single post by tragedian
 Posted: Wed Feb 25th, 2009 08:03 pm
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So I went to see the movie that everyone and I mean everyone I know, is talking about. Correction. Everyone is raving about Slum Dog... Like in media res., I too was disappointed. It was good, yes, but not outstanding - IMHO - as is the opinion of most people I know who have seen it.

Rather than repeat what has already been written, let me just say (or write) simply that it just didn't "grab" me. What really bothered me, though, and it might seem trite given the excellent critiques offered, was the musical score. Don't get me wrong - I loved the music if this was a musical film with a story line being secondary to dancing and singing. But it wasn't. It was a drama with violent sequences and the music detracted from the visuals. At least it did for me. There were times that I was actually restless and glanced at my watch. Never a good sign.

I too loved the closing musical sequence and would have been happy to see more. Somehow, though, it seemed strangely out of place as if it had been tagged on.