February 23rd, 2009

save your mortal soul

Slumdog Millionaire, part 2

So, apparently Slumdog Millionaire pwned everyone in the face during the Oscars. I'm kind of ambivalent about this, because I'm happy for the wins for like A. R. Rahman and for the fact that this acknowledges the fact that this means that movies with, like, brown people can be interesting and successful. But at the same time, I'm uncomfortable with the movie's success.

I think this post sums up some of the things that bother me about the movie and says them better than I could.

I still like the movie, though I kind of desperately want someone to write fic to fix it. I'm not sure fic can. Well, maybe the Latika portions could be. I don't know about the cultural appropriation bits.


Also, to help cheer you up after that, here is Dev Patel being a giant dork:

Courtesy of glassbomb