Sunday, 26 February 2012

to know or not to know

the woman in black was pretty much ruined by all the knowing. the audience knows when the ghost appears before daniel radcliffe does because there she is behind him. on cue. dramatic music. it's like dora the explorer almost. harry should be asking us if we can see her and we'd yell: "behind you harry! behind you!" and he doesnt even teach us spanish. but apart from the movie i am now in general quite a dan rad fan* (except he doesnt do any acting in this). [ps. it was still quite scary because i jump at loud noises. the ghost screams a lot.]

however the hunger games (catching fire and mockingjay as well) completely profits from all the knowing/not knowing as the case may be. because we know exactly what katniss knows, when katniss knows it. when katniss is surprised, we're really truly surprised because katniss doesnt see it coming. all the clues were there but she doesnt put it together and as katniss we (or i - the person who was actually surprised that one time the surprise birthday party happened...) are truly blindsided. i say no more, this way lies spoilers. read them!

*he can sing! i have hopes of him someday singing something from the musicals. that would be awesome.

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