Thursday, February 5, 2009

I was late because of Slumdog Millionaire!!!

Yea, I got the DVD last night, and was like oooohhhh yeah so damn excited, and watched it straight away at around 12 something midnight (plus an electricity disturbance at around 2 something in the morning) and ended up sleeping at 3am in the morning! And shit, when I got up this morning it was freaking 9AM!!!
So here's my review of the Golden Globe's Best Film award winner' movie and two other CNY movies...

Slumdog Millionaire
I've never watched any of Danny Boyle's work before this although he sounds really famous. But honestly speaking I really admire him for having the guts to challenge such a movie like Slumdog Millionaire! Anywayz, you might or might not know there is this whole lot of critics, protests and even lawsuits against this movie, especially the reaction from India itself is scary. But well, we all love controversy, right?
But we forget about all those stuffs, especially regarding religion and races. I'm talking about this movie as a Chinese who doesn't know much about all those and only have an Indian best friend in her life ok!
The story is about Jamal, an orphan/call center assistant who went on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and went on till the final question before getting arrested by the police, suspecting he was cheating on the show. He of course, did not cheat, it's just that people's perception is, how come some random uneducated chaiwalla(the person who serve tea) can answer those question? Sure got some problem one! That is already a point that I love! I never really like science-fiction or whatever vampire or comics movies because they are all really not real stuff or story. I love things with a 'reality' bit in it! So then Jamal had to explain how he knows the answer to all the questions by taking you all back to his kid time, one by one he sorted out the answers... If you are a loyal reader of mine, you should also know I love smart movies. Like this one, the entire movie is actually just something that happens in like two days time, and how they make Jamal's story so touching, yet has some clues to the answers really amazed me!
The delivery of the story, the transition from the game show, reality and the flashback was also really well done! I also love the fact that the movie shows the other side of India, the poor yet colourful side of the country. Those images might be a bit disturbing, but I believe those are what that made this movie so interesting! I also love the homour of the Taj Mahal part, that was like so freaking funny man!
Oh,not to forget, the music by A.R Rahman was pretty cool too!
The only thing I don't prefer is the cheesy part lar. "This is our destiny!". OMG!!! What kinda line is that??? But think about it, this is an Indian story lar, cheesy lines are A MUST!
And the movie makes me think of Revathi so much, and also Vin Chin, my Koko from India. I just realised, Indians actually shake their head when they want to say 'yes'! Funny, isn't it? Revathi is so going to kill me if she see this! Hahahahaha... :p
Actors wise, not very special lar. I'm just wondering, why does Jamal's brother Salim looks more like American Black than an Indian? He looks like Michael Jackson about 20 years ago! And Latika definitely look older than Jamal, Jamal is such a kid! And I like Irrfan Khan!!!
Anywayz, overall, I LOVE IT! You should watch the movie if you have a chance, I'm so fucking serious!!!
Best of all, if you are boycotting American products like my boss (who would quit eating McD and Subway but can never ever stop using Windows), this is a British movie! Yay~! :p
I soooooooo hope the movie will win the Oscar next month (I'm just guessing it's next month), although I've yet to watch other nominated movies. GO SLUMDOG MLLIONAIRE! GO!!!
I've got Milk with me and I can't wait any longer to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Arrrrrhhhh... I HATE BRAD PITT)!

贺岁片PK赛...
大喜事
大概是因为我很八卦吧,所以才对这部电影那么有兴趣(巴飞)!
反正整个故事在看之前就已经很清楚了,进去看看就是要看看是不是有娱乐到我。
整个故事是普通,但幽默感很不错,特别是在黄色幽默对白方面本人特别欣赏,哈哈!如果说喜剧部份是有到位的,尤其是刘雅丽和黑人的演出,真的是很棒,虽然我觉得黑人可以演得更娘!不过毕竟也是一部浪漫爱情片,少不了一些肉麻到不行的画面。可是我却不会觉得很难受耶!不知道是不是有一个“他们真的是情侣”的先入为主的感觉,感觉范文芳和李铭顺演得很自然、很不做作!而且,老实说,这是我第一次真正看李铭顺演戏,原来他还真的蛮帅的嘛!嘻嘻!
哦,歌曲也不错,虽然真的事项传说中的那样,有点像方大同的爱爱爱!==|||
可是角色方面略嫌太不够特出啰!如果范文芳的角色可以更明显、李铭顺的角色有提及更多他爸爸应该会很不错!在马六甲拍摄的一场跟马来西亚各种族一起狂欢、跳舞、接吻的戏感觉有点太勉强了。
总之,就还不错啦!

家有喜事 2009
就是一般香港的喜剧啊,虽然很好笑,可是很废、很无聊的那种。
而且当前面有一部很成功的一集时,很自然的就拿来比较了。之前那个有多好笑,我到现在都还记得!很多经典的场面我都还记到现在,尤其是伍泳薇的“我系你的屎”,哈哈,超好笑的!!!这个,看完了只记得他们“发春”是转圈圈的,超级白痴。这次的重点比较是几位主角的爱情故事,反而忽略了亲情的部分。之前的都是大咖,周星驰、张曼玉、张国荣......现在竟然来了两位又不漂亮也不知道是谁的大陆演员,气氛怎么搞都不会热啊!当然,吴君如的牺牲色相演出是值得一看的,虽然已经不是第一次。
我只能说,如果你是这样的喜剧的粉丝那就去看啊!

不过,对于我来说,这个round,大喜事大胜!!!!

8 comments:

Lay JinG said...

oh, slumdog millionaire so nice? haha...

ShiRLeXia said...

Yes Lay Jing, it's a very interesting movie to watch!

Fei said...

:) Just to say hi!

Of all three, i only watched All's Well End's Well... Just as you said, it's funny but just plain funny. I didn't even remember what it's about right after i got out of the cineplex...

Slumdog Millionaire that nice huh? I reckon i can't get it in local DVD stores right? Guess i'll just have to order from eBay.

Thanks for sharing ;)

rainbow mushroom said...

i dont care what u said... i want to watch SlumDog. thanks... will return u dvds along when i borrow from u... :)

ShiRLeXia said...

Fei,
Wow! You came!!!
I must go buy lottery!!! Hehehehe...
And you can read my Chinese words???

YV,
You dun care what I said? You mean the fact that I dun like All's Well End's Well or I HATE BRAD PITT???
:p

diaLoG wiTh tH3 c@t said...

i jz watched slumdog y'day.
Oh boy, I love It.it's a great movie.
and the little Jamal so cuteeee, i cant stop laughing when he jumped into the shit pond for amitabha autograph XD

ShiRLeXia said...

XT,
Yea ler??? It's really a great movie ler???
I know!!! Jamal's kids time one all very funny! The Taj Mahal part also damn funny!!!

ah joe said...

没有咯!我觉得家有喜事比较好看。。虽然说不比前两集好笑。。但绝对好看过大喜事。。大喜事故事太简单了,而且一直围绕在那两个艺人身上,感觉很闷。只有黑人那部分有笑料。。其他都还好而已!
个人意见!!hehe