Once again, I've been disappointed by a movie which didn't live up to the book.
The book? Q and A, by Vikas Swarup. The movie: Slumdog Millionaire.
The premise: A very poor young Indian man wins a record amount on a quiz show, then gets arrested on suspicion of cheating.
Don't get me wrong; I think the movie was... okay... as movies go. However, when comparing plot and characterization, the book stands head and shoulders above. Some of the things they changed for the movie, I just didn't get. Like the jackpot amount. Why? Why change that? And the real reason he was arrested... why?
I do have to wonder, though, if someone saw the movie first and fell in love with its story, then read the book, would they feel the same way?
Things that make ya go "hmm".
Romance is sexy!