Number of Times Seen – 2 ( 20 Jan 2014 and 2 Oct 2014)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – The continuation of the saga of the world of Panem where every year each district must choose two young adults to enter a fight to the death against those chosen by the other 11 districts where only one may survive.
My Take on it – I enjoyed this movie slightly more than the first one, but after having read both novels, I have become somewhat disillusioned by what these adaptations have to offer.
As is the case with many movies adapted from novels, much is lost in the transition to the screen.
Some important explanations and plotlines are totally left out and although they aren’t necessarily needed in the film, they help enhance the story and it’s disheartening that they don’t appear.
The action and the creation of the world of Panem is done exceptionally well despite the given constraints of adaptation.
Bottom Line – As with the first movie, this just isn’t as great as the book because of the lost parts due to it having to be adaptable and fit into a tight 2 and a half hours. Once again, the action and story are great, but only when it isn’t compared to the novels. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy (no change from original review)
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