New Bollywood film has special effects — Becomes more Hollywood — Therefore: Sucks

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“Bollywood Has Officially Caught Up Bollywood,” claims Topless Robot, waxing all giddy over the above trailer for the new Indian movie Robot.

Topless Robot is usually fantastic, but I’m not so sure about this. Robot doesn’t look much more than a schlock-fest with intermittent singing and dancing — and an over-reliance on circa 2003 special effects.

If a Hollywood movie came out with a trailer like this, we’d all be rolling our eyes. Why get excited because it’s Bollywood? Aren’t foreign movies good because of what makes them distinctive from Hollywood (i.e. plot, characters, pacing, and an under-reliance on special effects)?

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