Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Man on Wire, please

Why is it that all these critics groups are choosing Slumdog Millionaire over Man on Wire? Why are they choosing the phony human spirit movie over the real-life one?

2 comments:

Defile the Texas Star said...

Slumdog is not any more phony than any other film. You ride a sad backlash.

Man of Wire was the film of the year.

The Dark Night was more juvenile than Slumdog, but less obvious, and less clearly "literary." I would consider it to be more problematic and as shallow, but more subtle.

Slumdog was a fine film, with certain exceptional aspects and certain rote ones.

nick plowman said...

I'm finally seeing Man on Wire today, so thrilled!