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.
The entire geek portion of the Internet was united recently by the death of Leonard Nimoy. It was enough to get a lot of stupid talk about a dress off my Facebook feed, so even if it wasn’t enough Nimoy was one of the people who led me to science fiction, he has my gratitude for that one final favor.
And while I am a little saddened by the death of a man who I honestly never met, I am also not as shocked as I was by some past deaths. Nimoy’s health has been rather bad for a while now. There’s a reason even when he did some acting work, that it was done to keep his actual appearance to a bare minimum. But there’s something else to consider: Nimoy was 83 years old. As timeless as performances captured on camera can be, Spock got old, and he died. He wasn’t the first, he won’t be the last, and its something we will all do ourselves. What do we do when people we have never met, but have touched us in some way as we became the adults we are, die?
Some actors have great range. They disappear into their roles like chameleons with such success, you forget they are acting. Then there are the people who don’t know how to play anyone other than themselves. These folks can be charming, even occasionally win awards, but they eventually get called out in a Gabbing Geek filler article!
This week, I unveiled my Top 20 and bottom 20 movies. What about the other 105 flicks that made up the crazy list? For your browsing amusement, here is the ENTIRE list of 2014 movies viewed by Gabbing Geek film fan extraordinaire. Enjoy!
The best films of the year deserve much greater examination. For a full review of each film #1-10, check out my list.