Saturday, March 19, 2011
It was a freaking romantic comedy, y'all. Yes, it was watchable, but it was the kind of movie that you would expect Julia Roberts as the female lead. This was the BEST picture in 2009? Sorry, but I just do not remember, did 2009 really, really suck for movies? Let's see.
(By the way, Freida Pinto was the kinda lead female and she is hot. Freida Pinto NUDE!!!)
OH YEAH. Other Best Picture nominees were Milk, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, and The Reader. I have seen NONE of these, but they cannot be worse than Slumdog, huh? 2009 was also the year of The Dark Knight, which was awful, and Hellboy II. Dammit, they made another Hellboy? Wasn't the first Hellboy bad enough?
Oh, wait, the 2009 Oscar season was also the year of Ironman!!! So, I have now seen a total of three of the movies nominated by the Academy for awards that year. Obviously, Ironman was the best of the three and was pretty damned boring.
If you want to burn a couple of hours watching a movie that is not Southland Tales bad, Slumdog is doable.
Make no mistake, the ONLY reason that Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture is because at least four times in the movie, it is pointed out that the main male character is MUSLIM.
That makes at least fourteen years in a row where being the nominees for Academy Awards means NOTHING. I guess that I'll get a movie from 2010 next time. The Hurt Locker won Best Picture, any comments on that?
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