The Hunger Games
April 16, 2012 2 Comments
What can I possibly say about the Hunger Games which hasn’t already been said? The Hunger Games, top box office for at least the last 4 weeks, grossing hundreds of millions of dollars in the last month, record sales for Lionsgate, and the number 3 opening box office of all time, is an entertaining film. Given Team Katniss vs. Team Bella, Katniss could break Bella’s balls any time of day or night, obviously.
As a reader of the trilogy prior to this Hunger Games box office madness, I have to say I was a bit disappointed by the film. The pace was good, the film, entertaining as a whole, but there was so much glossed over. I mean, what can you do when you try to condense a few hundred pages of 1 person narrative into a omniscient film? It’s a difficult feat to accomplish and the end result was not as good as the book (or the audiobook, check it out!), but at least the filmmakers made it somewhat enjoyable with lots of special effects….$8
If you heart The Hunger Games…
Recommendations from …:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Battle Royale (Japanese version)