Kaori wrote:That's a lot of Hitchcock there. What did you think of I Confess?
Yeah, I was on a bit of a...Hitchkick *badum bum tish!*
*cough* I really liked I Confess - it was a fascinating premise, of a priest being suspected of murder because he can't reveal what he knows about the murder since it was revealed to him in confession. I thought it would have been more suspenseful if the audience didn't know the priest was innocent right from the start, but then I'm not exactly sure how you'd work that out. Maybe if everything was from the police's POV or something. Not my favorite Hitchcock movie, but still a good one.
Well, I finally got around to watching The Hunger Games (because I was busy with college during the height of this fandom, I decided to wait until all the movies were out before getting started). I can certainly see why it's so popular, though I have major problems with the Hunger Games themselves. (Even setting aside a couple of logical issues, I would much rather have seen something like Liar Game, where the rules are given exhaustively at the beginning and then all the contestants have to work within those rules to become the only winner, rather than the ones running the game just changing the rules willy-nilly whenever they feel like it.) At first I wasn't sure I liked Jennifer Lawrence (lookswise; her acting is fine)...but then she smiled. And she's beautiful when she smiles. And I've been a huge Josh Hutcherson fan for years, so it was definitely a plus to see him - though I do not think he pulls off blond hair very well >_< I think my favorite thing about this movie is that, while I don't know if it's a good adaptation or not (having never read the books), it's a pretty good movie in its own rights. And that's an achievement to be proud of for any book-to-movie adaptation.