The time has come to voice an opinion. Is “Slumdog” worth all the hype? It has won eight academy Awards (Oscars) in America, including best picture. It has made people momentarily aware of poverty in the slums of Mumbai, and it showcases the consistent appeal (or confusion!) of a non-linear storyline. The love story is heartwarming but not exactly original. Things go from good…to bad…to worse…to great…very quickly.
Many reviews have been quite positive or just O.K., while a minority of the published reviews have been somewhat negative or less than glowing. So, Does this film deserve the hype and publicity it has received? Read the above linked reviews as you formulate a response to that question. Your response must reference at least one positive review and one negative review of the film, either from the links provided above or from elsewhere on the web/in print. Please use a recognizable user name. It is expected that you will use quotes correctly when restating the words of others, AND that you will include the names of those writers you quote. When you respond, use the “reply” section of this blog. Remember that in blog responses you cannot save drafts, so copy and paste your response into the reply space when you are confident in it. You are certainly welcome to freely comment on anything you see in the reply section. Honors/AP people are fully capable of creating a piece of at least 500 words. Standard people are likewise responsible for at least 400 words, developing language folks are bound to 300. The writing rubric applies. Please post this before our first class meeting of Takino week. (either 3/2 or 3/3, depending on A or B class)
Also, here’s an article about the kids who starred in the movie with quite a few photos and some interesting information about who they are.