Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Movie Reviews - Millions
I'm a big fan of Danny Boyle and he is one of my favorite working directors. With such diverse films as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Shallow Grave, A Life Less Ordinary and Slumdog Millionaire it seems he has made a movie for just about any taste. Until now the only one I hadn't seen (besides his newest) was Millions and I can honestly tell you it is one of his best. This was the film he made after 28 Days Later and they're so completely opposite you wouldn't think they came from the same director but they did. They are both exceptional movies but in different ways, both share that special Danny Boyle touch though. This went under my radar when it was released in 2004. It was marketed more as a kid's movie which it is not, it is innocent enough for kids but this can be loved by anyone that still has a little bit of kid in them. The story is about two brothers, the younger finds a bag of money and he wants to use it to help others, his big brother has different ideas. I won't go too much into the story I will let you discover that on your own. All I will say is that this film is brilliant and yes (and I hardly ever use the word) magical. I enjoyed Millions very much and I think you will too. I give it a solid A.