This month's movie-a-month club movie was 12 Angry Men. First of all, how did you guys like it? Personally, I appreciated it very much and in fact want to watch it again already! Today, we're going to be discussing it and what it meant to us all. If you haven't seen the movie, beware because there are spoiler alerts below!
1. First of all, do you think that is it right that the jury claimed the defendent was "not guilty" based only on the fact that they weren't quite sure? If so, what makes you believe that? If not, do you find it odd that most of the facts were against him?
2. Were there any facts about the case that made you seriously question if he was guilty? I think for me, the only thing that had me question it was, like juror number 4, the movie part. Eventually, I realized that yes, maybe he could have just been under emotional stress, although I still raise my eyebrows at that piece of evidence a little.
3. One of my favorite scenes was when juror number 10 was spewing off his hatred for "that race" and slowly, every other juror stood up and turned their backs to him until he realized how wrong he was. What other jurors base their decisions solely on their prior prejudices? Don't forget, their prejudices may not have to do with race!
4. Do you think that it should have been a hung jury? A lot of the jurors had said that they couldn't claim he was absolutely guilty and therefore had claimed not guilty.
5. What did you think were the most persuasive pieces of evidence for or against the defendent? Which pieces made you question the other side and/or their final decision?
6. There were definitely a multitude of characters here and different style of communication. Which character did your communication style relate to mostly? Do you think if it were you that you have either voted "not guilty" before them, waited longer to change your vote, or would have voted at about the same time? Personally, I think my style of communication was most like juror number 1 or 6, however I probably would have voted "not guilty" far before either of them did.
I can't wait to read your answers and what you thought of the movie!