From the Couch of Super Koala:
It has been quite some time since we posted, particularly since we posted regularly. Things got a little hectic there at the end of the school year, what with Spazzmataz being a student and I being a teacher. Here’s hoping we can get back on track! Starting with the discussion of this:
With neither of us being overly fond of fear, I can confidently say that this list item was not met with great excitement. Somehow, despite being a child of the early 90s, I missed viewing this film earlier in my life.
I tend to find many thriller movies boring. The plot is predictable, the characters stereotypical, and the logic tends to be lacking. I was both delighted and slightly horrified to say that was not the case for Silence of the Lambs. Even just scrolling through pictures on the Internet gave me repulsed shivers, but the movie doesn’t rely on cheap conventions to “scare” the viewer. Any suspense is genuinely created through legitimate story development and masterful filming. Also, I love crime drama, and it was interesting to see what obviously spawned many of the tropes seen in crime television today.
Four stars overall.
From the Chair of Captain Spazzmataz (but is actually Super Koala’s Chair):
I too really despise everything that has to do with horror and suspense. I just get so anxious and wind up spending most of the movie hiding. However, with some coaxing of Mammabird and Sparhawk, I allowed the movie to be played in the night hours.
This film was surprisingly good. I was not expecting to find it so captivating. However, Thomas Harris must be a scary man to have thought up all of these horrible things. Seriously, how does anyone come up with these ideas! It can only be the work of someone extremely creative and imaginative and slightly twisted.
Moving on. All in all, I did enjoy the movie even though I hated every single second of the super suspenseful music. I give it four stars as well.