Slumdog Millionaire :top 5 dvd this year

Danny Boyle has been a favorite of mine since I saw Shallow Grave, since then he's gone on

to make three masterpieces(Trainspotting,28 Days Later and Millions), a near perfect

film(Sunshine) a guilty pleasure(The Beach) and a total miss(A Life Less Ordinary). Slumdog

Millionaire comes out of nowhere and it could very well be his best film and one of the best

films of the decade. Visually like Boyles previous work it's stunning, Apocalypse Now and

City of God come to mind and there are dutch angles galore. The raw style mixed with the

amazing locations make this film one of the most cinematic experiences you'll ever see. The

Sound is perfect, I haven't heard audio like this in a while. This film needs a Sound Oscar

nomination, it sounds that good. I went into seeing this knowing very little about it and

the person I took with me didn't know anything about it, so I'll just say it's about a young

man that goes on Indias Who Wants to be a Millionaire, it's a very unconventional film where

they tell the story of his life in flashbacks while he plays the game. It's funny, sad,

thrilling, basically a very enjoyable film that deserves numerous Oscar nominations. Also

the lead actress is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen, if she isn't a huge star

after this I'd be extremely surprised. If the academy doesn't honor this film with numerous

nominations it will be a shame but this film will be studied in 20 years and whoever sees

this will love it, so even if it doesn't get a single nomination it won't matter. Don't miss

this film, it's perfect!
Danny Boyle has come up with some interesting cinema, certainly defining himself as someone

above average. What he achieves in "Slumdog Millionaire" is transcend the line between

inspiration and a miracle, awakening an emotional connection to the very special element

great cinema can deliver. The packages might have changed, and the contents are more

controversial and maybe a bit more tied to reality, certainly taking us to an exotic local,

teaching us that our world extends beyond our freeway and limited perception of how more

than the other half of the world's population has to deal without certainly preaching to us.
The tale of two brothers' lives is told to us through episodic flashbacks tied to an episode

of India's "Who Wants to be a millionaire?". At first, the story introduces one of the

brothers as being the subject of a very strong interrogation to find out whether he is being

truthful about some knowledge that might be relevant to the game. As he answers the

questions, we discover that this young man's life story might be more interesting than we

originally expected.
There is an element of freshness in the way the story is presented, as we accompany Jamal

through his life odyssey from a young child in the slums to a man who is determined to save

those he loves. There are some strong emotions in the film, and Boyle's direction keeps the

film dynamic and engaging.
Prepare yourself to be overtaken by emotions as varied as joy, pity, happiness, anger,

revulsion, surprise, and an exhilarating conclusion rarely seen in movies anymore. This film

has made me grateful to be alive and that we still have people in cinema like Boyle who

understands the power and beauty of the medium. He knows that the perfect mix of a great

story and the respective imagery can provoke unforgettable memories in its audience.