Slumdog Millionaire, worst movie of 2008

This movie is both incoherent and improbable. And it’s not just overrated, it’s one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
It constantly switches between Hindi and English without any logic. The subtitles are hard to read and at a weird position. There is even scatological humor.

Racist, western-centered

It very insulting towards India and Indians – just read all the angry Indians leaving comments on IMDB. The best (or worst) part is when the American tourists leave $100 to Jamal after they realize he robbed them. “Here is a piece of real America.

The Millionaire Game

A lot of questions wouldn’t be asked on the Indian show but more likely on the American show.
The host is very rude; the audience seems to like that. Oh well, I guess Indians are just assholes.
The hosts seems to own the show and if the player answers wrong he loses all. This is not the case in the real game. Oh and… the game isn’t broadcast live.
While he did know the answers to some questions, he answers at least one out of pure luck. What was the point of that? And how stupid is the “it is written” line!

The Police

First we have to believe the police will actually do something because someone is suspected of cheating at a TV game. Then they torture the guy (yeah, it’s India, all Indians are retarded pigs, remember) and ask him the questions after the torture, not before. And then they start believing him right away.

But it’s a fairytale!

The real fairytale is that two ugly, homeless and poor Indian boys grow up without any disease or skin problem, and learn how to read and speak fluent English. One of them actually ends up with a legal, paying job (not a great one, but still a something any homeless would dream of). Getting a job and staying alive is the fairytale, but it just magically happens without explanation.

The girl is a whore

She refuses to go with him the first time, and she explicitly states that’s because they have nowhere to go, no money, etc. Well, he has a job. Why couldn’t she go? No, in fact she prefers the wealthy pig. But when Jamal is going to become a millionaire… she escapes (oh and she magically learns how to drive). Yes, the girl is a gold digger. What a love story. Also, why Salim does not escape but instead choses to die in a bath of money?

The only good part was the first one, with the (underpaid) child actors. Please, do not pay to watch this movie.

La lutte contre le piratage n’embête que les consommateurs

Avec la loi HADOPI, contourner des DRM (le truc qui fait que quand on achète quelque chose on n’en est même plus propriétaire ; tout changement de matériel ou réinstallation d’OS peut rendre tout vos fichiers DRMisés illisibles par exemple) devient définitivement illégal.

Ce qui veut dire que lire un DVD sous Linux est illégal. Donc si j’achète gentiment un DVD je suis quand même passible d’aller en prison. Pourquoi je me ferai chier à acheter un DVD si c’est pour en plus me faire insulter (la vidéo qu’on peut pas passer au début qui dit le le piratage tue des bébés phoques) ?

Là encore, autant préférer le plus simple : le piratage. Même s’il était payant il serait toujours plus intéressant… ça démontre le niveau d’incompétence des responsables de l’industrie “culturelle”.

Rappelons que la loi a été votée par uniquement 16 personnes (10 députés corrompus – pléonasme – étant pour). La France n’est même plus une démocratie.

Mise à jour : La loi est rejetée, à 21 contre 15. Vu le faible nombre dans les deux cas, on se dit que le résultats de ces deux votes sont le simple fruit du hasard.