Yesterday, this was my view:
Yesterday, I also went and saw this movie:
I have to say, I loved it. I thought the premise was unique and awesome. The acting was great, although I know not everyone agrees with that, but it worked for me. I'm usually really annoyed with bad acting. *cough Kevin Costner cough*
Ahem, pardon me, where was I? Oh yes .... the movie. Well, I loved the techno soundtrack during the chase scenes (performed by The Chemical Brothers.) The story itself was really intriguing, but it left me wanting more. There were unanswered questions that I'm guessing will be explained in a sequel? Not sure. As someone who studies storytelling, I know it's against the rules to leave questions unanswered in a first volume, since every story, even if part of a series, should stand alone on its own. However, I got the general idea, using my own imagination. But I want more of the story.
Here's a quick premise of the story from high school student Ian Scott in The Comet:
Hanna is, strangely enough, the story of a girl, named Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) who is being raised in the snowy forests of Finland by her father Erik (Eric Bana). Long ago, corrupt CIA agent Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett) murdered Hanna’s mother, so now Erik, who is a former CIA agent himself, is raising Hanna in the forest as a hunter and assassin, learning only from encyclopedias and fairy tales. One day it will come down to her or Marissa ( I won’t explain it all here, of course).
When Hanna tells Erik she is “ready,” he retrieves a box that contains a switch that when flipped reveals their location to Wiegler. Hanna flips it, and the adventure begins.
(If you're in query phase, I think this blurb makes a great example of how a well done query should be written. It gives the main premise without giving away too much and makes you want to learn more.)
Anyway, that's what I did yesterday. How about you? What'd you do yesterday?