Taro (mother2012) wrote,

Watched Hooligans last night.


I guess that got a reaction.

Mary got it on the internet. It's a cheap copy with no extras, so I'll have to buy the 'real' one later.

Dale and Mary and I watched it together. I told them that the reason it wasn't showing in the US is because there's too much violence. They were both incredulous about this. I pointed out that we are accustomed to gunshots dropping someone instantly and painlessly, rather than people bloodying their fists.

Mary commented toward the end that she didn't like the way it was coming out, and I said, "You aren't supposed to."

For myself - I liked it certainly, but then I'm prejudiced. I *do* think Lexi could have done a little better with the resources she had, but then she's new to it. The violent scenes seemed to me to be very well thought out and directed, whereas the normal conversations struck me as being 'read' through and wrapped without too much of a critical eye on it.

Elijah was beautiful. (Is that redundant?)

He also did a wonderful job of developing the character from a rather irritating, soft, frat boy to an independent man with a sense of purpose.

Also, while the violent scenes got their point across, I didn't find it all that difficult to watch.
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