Not as majestic as it promises.
And not Danny Boyle's ULTIMATE masterpiece.
If this movie did not exist in 2008, I am sure that 127 Hours (2010) and Steve Jobs (2015) would have nailed 2011 and 2016 Oscar Awards in the categories of directing, screenplay and most probably best picture (sorry Social Network fans).
This movie achieved three things: (1) great opening sequence in terms of cinematography and editing techniques, (2) a global theme movie about poverty and hardship, and finally (3) boy gets girl and they walk together side by side in the ending sequence. Puppy love style.
sometimes I wish 127 Hours got the 8 Oscar awards instead of this movie.
Still, who gives a shit about the Oscars.