Saturday, October 31, 2015

Under Capricorn (1949)


Beefing on Hitchcock
Under Capricorn

Alright, I am going to start out by admitting that it's been over five(5) months since I watched this movie. There are reasons it's taken me this long, a promotion at work being one of the biggest, but... the biggest reason is that THIS MOVIE IS HORRIBLE.

Seriously, the copy of the movie I have cut off before the end, and it didn't really bother me. Actually, I was very glad. This. Movie. Is. Horrible.

Alfred Hitchcock considered Under Capricorn to be one of this worst, and I think that's an understatement. It was droll, drab, boring, unexciting, and it absolutely failed to capture even the slightest bit of my attention. I'm not even sure it works for background viewing. I'm not even going to bother getting into the story or anything about the actors (who were very good at what little they had to work with)... because that would require me re-reading the summary on Wikipedia again... which I did ten minutes ago, and have subsequently forgotten.

There's a really good reason most people don't know about this film and it will likely never make its way to blu ray. But if you're that interested in watching this film, and want to torture yourself for an hour or more, go ahead and find a copy. Otherwise, do not watch this movie.