Monday, March 26, 2012
Movies in Review: "The Hunger Games"
I liked it, I just wasn't like OMG that was Amazing! To be quite honest I like the movie Avatar better. Not to say one had anything to do with the other, just trying to give something to compare my feelings for it. There wasn't much to dislike about this movie. There were exceptional performances from all actors/actresses. I have no complaints at all from Jennifer Lawrence's performance, the young wpman who is getting all the shine as a result of this film. She deserves it because I don't think they could have picked a better actress to embody this character. I believed her as a loving, stronger older sister. Her fear of what was about to happen was clear, as well as her natural strengths for survival.
The make-up and costumes were fun. Elizabeth Banks looked amazing. I'm glad they made it so she didn't look like herself. Love Stanley Tucci to death, he's one of my favorite actors. His blue ponytail and over sized Chiclets teeth made for great humor. And Lenny Kravitz was wearing the mess out of that gold eyeliner, I wasn't even mad because that man still looked sexy, eyeliner and all!
I guess my biggest disappointment came once they started the game and you see these youngsters turn into savage beasts trying to save their own lives. The opening scene for the start of the game was about it for action though. All of the other scenes after that were pretty mild. There is some down time created to cause suspense, and a love story that played so thick that it was starting to get annoying. The game itself was pretty unfair for the kids involved, so for me, I just became angry at some parts. The movie is over 2hrs long, but is entertaining enough. I think the movie could only go so far with the story, but it was interesting enough for me to go out and buy the book. This isn't a bad movie, just don't have your hopes up for too much...A-
*Side Note...Would like to send a shout out to my boy Hudda of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble as their song "War" is featured in the movie soundtrack. The song is played in the scene when Stanley Tucci is on stage for his talk with each player. Congratulations Fellas!