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I wasn't that excited given the murmurs I'd heard, but LWL have given it a 5. Can't wait to see it now,
she said basically it's really good but disjointed, which is kinda what you get with these two-part films i guess.
actually quite pleased that they've split this one in two, as the third book felt like it tried to stuff way too much in.
I've more or less forgotten what happened in it, which should make things a bit more fun too.
High hopes for this, plus Julianne Moore's in it and it's all actual Philip Seymour Hoffman rather than the holographic Philip Seymour Hoffman who'll be in Mockingjay part 2.
(NB: Not read the book so don't spoil it please)
The main character seems to be a better role model than most of the crap aimed at teenage girls these days so I say fill yer boots pal
And then do it again for part 2 because Hollywood needs money
i stand corrected and offer you my sincerest apologies then.
that review is crap though and contains spoilers
Just look at the numbers.
It's film people talk, you wouldn't understand mate.
thought the second was way too long, will probably go and see this one, cheers
It's only a fiver on DVD in Sainsbury's too. Might get it to watch at the weekend.
as it's co-written by Jonathan from Buffy
not going to pay to see this one
hoping thats not the case
review to follow.........
"I cannae wait" or something like that.
Excited. I'm going to go around shouting KATNISS EVERDEEN at random people in the street. Did anyone see it at midnight?
The second film was very, very boring.
but it does feel like half a film unsurprisingly. And there's a perfect moment to end the film on (and for a moment I thought that was the end) and then they drag things on for a few more minutes.
Lawrence is fantastic as ever - as much as I enjoyed her in Silver Linings Playbook/American Hustle she's been even more impressive as Katniss. God knows what Katniss sees in those chumps Peeta and Gale though.
Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks are highlights in their all-too-brief screentime. Seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman another sad reminder of what we've lost, I actually felt a little choked up when seeing the dedication to him at the end.
I'm a big defender of these films as I think their positives really outweigh their negatives but nothing happens in this. There are two events of consequence and a whole load of nothing in between. Jennifer Lawrence does her best but with Josh Hutcherson mostly absent she has to pick up the pouting and looking a bit useless slack by herself. Too much Liam Hemsworth as well (the bloke has all the charisma of a shoe) and the stellar supporting cast (now with Julianne Moore as well) end up feeding off scraps. The first two books lent themselves really well to a traditional act structure but this is just a big jumble of stuff that's presumably setup for the next one. Cynical/10.
And if it ended 5 minutes earlier it would have been much better.
I haven't read the books but I have a hard time believing they needed to split the final one into two judging by how little happens in this one
Blame Harry Potter for starting this I guess.
If they had ended it when Peeta woke up it would have been way more satisfying.
or they could've fucked around a bit less in the earlier parts
and made more space to deal with SPOLIERS FOLLOW NOW
the rescued tributes being weaponized/a trap. didn't shit go much, much more wrong in the book?
over the weekend.
Quite enjoyed Catching Fire, even if it was so telegraphed that I seemed to be one or two steps ahead of it.
Think we'll go and see Mockingjay at the weekend.
Though I was actually surprised at how dark it was considering its an adaptation of a kids book.
from what i remember. shit's going down in pt 2.
ANYONE who hasn't read the review posted in the OP, do so IMMEDIATELY. It's hilarious. Solid YA adaptation film makes vague reference to media narratives, massive pseud feels so validated by this that they write acres of drivel, weeping with joy as jizz dribbles slowly down their leg.
Exactly what we've all come to expect. I assume you think she has jizz dribbling down her leg because she's a 'slut'? Nice.
Don't really understand why you haven't been banned yet tbh mate.
Just admit it.
hope you're doing ok