I liked all of the Hunger Games movies until Mockingjay Part 2. Even Part 1, which a lot of people did not like. I thought Part Two was just horrible. I haven’t read the books so it is hard for me to say how they could have juggled and edited the story to condense it down into one sensible movie. I understand financially why they didn’t, but quality wise it might have worked out better for all involved.
With the release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on Blu-ray next week (and DVD I guess…do people still buy DVDs? Does anyone besides me still buy Blu-rays?) the good folks at Honest Trailers give us their take on the film after the break. Includes massive spoilers, so fair warning if you haven’t seen the movie.
GabbingGeek.com was only a few weeks old when I wrote about my bold predictions for 2015 movies. Now that we know the rankings for the year, it’s time to judge those bold predictions. Jump after the break to find out why I hate Jurassic World even more.
The third Hunger Games movie seemed a wee bit…uneventful. That’s what happens when moviemakers take a book that wasn’t any longer than the previous two and splits it into two movies. Stuff needs to be added to justify spreading things out that much.
The result is the second part of what should have been one movie had all the resolution set up by a largely actionless movie where the two most exciting things to occur were a bombing campaign on a hospital and Peeta thrashing on a bed. How did the series resolve all this? SPOILER-free review after the cut.
Hey, you know what’s awesome about The Hunger Games?
If you said the allegorical elements tying the story into today’s fame-obsessed world, Jennifer Lawrence’s natural charisma, the ongoing struggle between the powerful and the powerless, the nature of rebellion, cool action scenes, or even just Peta thrashing on a bed, man, are you wrong according to the new teaser trailer. The correct answer is “Prim”. You know, Katniss’ sister? Eh, trailer after the cut.
The Hunger Games is coming to an end soon. Or, you know, the movie version. I read the books, you know, all three of them. There didn’t need to be four movies. That last one was just set-up, really, ending with Peta thrashing on a bed. Wasn’t that thrilling? Peta thrashing?
I hope they do another TV commercial where they flash all the actors who’ve been at least nominated for an Oscar that are appearing in this movie like they did last time like it’s some sort of art house flick. That’s some hilarious stuff right there.
Remember how disappointed you probably were by The Hunger Game: Mockingjay Part One? You know, how you sat there for the whole movie and, like, nothing really happened? I mean, there was that scene where everybody sat in a bunker and Katniss did shoot down a jet, but then it landed on top of the hospital she was defending, so that wasn’t cool. Say, did you know Jennifer Lawrence was wearing a wig for that movie since she did her hair a certain way for another movie?
Well, the action was (probably) all saved for the final movie that could have very easily been contained within the previous movie. All your favorite Hunger Games characters are back. And Peeta. Probably still thrashing on that gurney…
2015 is not going to break records at the box office. 2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again. Especially after this downer of an Oscar season. But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office? Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.