Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Thursday Movie Picks: The Underdog

It's always the same, underdog films usually refers to sports. My go to would be Whip It but I'm saving it. So I'm going three films I've only seen once, one sport, one quiz and one panda.

So....I accidentally did the wrong theme....oh well I catch up eventually.

Don't forget to check out where it all started over at Wandering Through the Shelves.

I remember this was long but I enjoyed it. Horse racing is not my things at all, but the story got me.  The real Seabiscuit became a symbol of hope to folks during the depression, the little horse that proved everyone wrong. The film was focused not on one man and his horse but three men and their horse, the owner, the trainer and the jockey.

Kung-Fu Panda
The underdog is in the name, a panda who can do Kung-Fu in fact he's a warrior, the dragon warrior, best of the lot. I prefer the sequel as it was far more serious and devastating. I did not bother with the third film. Po is an orphan panda who is taken in and cared for by Mr Ping, a goose, until he is chosen as the dragon warrior, said to defeat evil and become a master of kung-fu.

Slumdog Millionaire
The film itself was an underdog at the all film awards (until it started winning). At the height when 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' was popular, starting life in the Mumbai slums to the streets to working in call centre, Jamal has been trying to reunite with Latika for years but in vain. Then when he gets his chance on the quiz show he knows all the answers as they are from his past.


  1. I haven't seen Seabiscuit, really enjoyed Kung-Fu Panda, and Slumdog Millionaire definitely fits this week's theme. Great picks!

  2. Great picks, I almost picked Kung-Fu Panda myself! I really need to get round to watching Slumdog Millionaire, it's been on my watch list for TOO long.

  3. I'm also going with Kung Fu Panda next week, but I agree the second was the best one. Great picks!