Number of Times Seen – 2 (13 Aug 2012 and 20 Jan 2014)
Brief Synopsis – In the distant future, a young girl named Katniss Everdeen volunteers in place of her younger sister to fight in a tournament to the death.
My Take on it – I hadn’t read the books, so I didn’t really know what to expect here.
I’m sure most of you are familiar here with the story and the characters, so I don’t think I need to really go into much detail.
The first thing that came to mind when watching this was it’s similarity to Battle Royale (2000) which was such a shockingly amazing movie. The difference here is that in this one, we get to know the characters a bit better and it’s just not random people trying to slaughter one and other.
There is more structure here and we care for the characters and want them to survive.
I have never been a fan of Jennifer Lawrence and this movie didn’t cure me of that issue. She is ok here, but nothing more.
The story and plot are pretty engaging and I was interested in knowing even more about the futurist world that they live in.
The special effects here are very cool and the blending of futuristic sci-fi and past time weapons and combat is fun to watch.
Bottom Line – Very good movie, action-packed, full of great special effects and an interesting plot but I still feel that something is missing here. It just didn’t completely WOW me. Perhaps that will change after all 4 movies are completed. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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