|There are so many jokes right here, I can't chose just one.|
Anyways, this is not a review of the first film. It is supposed to be a review of the second movie, Catching Fire.
|Now that is a bad-ass dress.|
I'm somewhat torn doing this review.
I did not experience it on the big-screen, well nothing bigger than my 42" TV. So I can't fully say the cinematography was better... but it felt loads better. The spastic camera work of the prior film was gone.
|3.5 out of 5 stars|
Of course I just marvel at how the idea of sacrificing people as tribute actually maintains any semblance of order. Yes, they talk about how District 13 was destroyed in a rebellion against the government 75 years ago... but in all that time there have been no further rebellions, none? With the conditions the people live in? I'll give that the technological divide may have some force in play there... but at some point low tech mobs can overrun high tech squads. Then again, I may just be putting too much thought into this whole thing. I can't help it. Questions about world building rise up in me like bubble in champagne, I can't help but ask them.
I noted a few small continuity errors in Catching fire, but nothing too huge. Empty quiver to full, and small things like that. No worse really than Luke constantly switching his blue milk from hand to hand. No what really bothered me was the super sudden ending. It almost felt like we were reaching a denouement when Boom! End credits roll. The movie needed just a little more something on the end to smooth out the exit. Maybe a flyover of District 13, where they were headed, a reaction from President Snow... something, something was needed at the end to smooth the exit. It was too fast and too jarring.
One thing does make me sad. The final two parts of The Hunger Games are Philip Seymour Hoffman's final roles. While I'm glad his role will not be pulling a Dumbledore, it is too bad that he is gone. I've always rather liked his acting. He was a damn good actor.
So, I may actually go an see Mockingjay (part 1) in theaters. This movie redeemed the first one enough, that I'll give the franchise another go in the theaters. However I am wary of movies that involve Thor's younger brother, and I'm not talking about Loki... so if part 1 does not thrill me, it will be doubtful that I will see part 2 in theaters.
|Crazy Lady, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, and Stanley Tucci... what an assortment.|