08 October 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)


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!


  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.

  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!

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

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


    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

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

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

  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.

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

    classic, yeah