08 October 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)


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Atticus says cheating a black man is ten times worse than cheating a white.
So basically: In Depression-era Alabama, Scout Finch tells of a year in her young life when her father, Atticus Finch, was working on a particularly trying case. A black man is accused of raping a young woman, with Atticus representing him. Scout also tells of her first year at school and a new boy, Dill, spending the summers at her neighbours. The two, along with Scout’s older brother, Jem, get to know the local spook, Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley, a shut-in with rumours circulating about him stabbing his father.

Okay, so before this viewing I had “read” the book in school and the teacher also put the movie on for us … I have to admit, I only saw the second half. And I have to tell you, I found the book boring and the movie wasn’t any better. On this viewing, I learned not to hate the movie so much, but I still don’t think it’s as great as everyone seems to think it is. Okay, so there are some very important lessons on how intolerance and prejudice is wrong, but a lot of stories have that and it’s not anything special to this particular story (it might have been groundbreaking then to have a book/movie deal with it, but that’s no grounds for an amazing story). So yeah, there’s some merit, but the story overall isn’t very interesting and the characters are all boring. I also don’t find Gregory Peck to be a fine actor ...

Don’t hate, but I don’t think this deserves to be on the list.

Ziggi seal of disapproval!

8 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I agree with you on this one... Pretty boring, and I have no idea what I'm gonna write about it once I get to it.

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  2. Thanks! :D It's going slow 'cause of school, tho :<
    I also need to watch up on reviews. There's 8 movies I've watched but haven't written about! D: I'm going to finish those before moving on :P
    haha, yeah. I just don't understand this one at all! Good luck trying to figure it out!

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  3. what no way - no approval here. That's a pity.

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  4. I just find it really boring! The acting was good, but that's it.

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  5. ACE WILL BE DISAPPOINT!

    That said, I haven't seen the movie... but the book didn't really thrill me so I can't see the movie doing much for me either. xD

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  6. I KNOW!! I was thinking about her the entire time I wrote this!!

    Yeah. The kids are adorbs, which is it ...

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  7. I've found that HAVING to read something will always taint something for the worst. Because you already go into it not wanting to read it.

    But yes. I agree, not the best movie ever, don't know why it's so high up the list other than it's based on a classic book hence I guess making it a classic by proxy.

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  8. Yeah ... I tried to go into it with an open mind, cause of ace, but nope :<

    classic, yeah

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