The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Okay, I know I’m not making a good start with my first blog being a month or two ago??? Sorry about that.

But of all the things I wanna to blog about today I will go to my number one topic. (One of my number one topics.) Movies.

Now I know its been a while. Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire came out Nov, 22 of this year. So big. And it did really well. Most critics gave it a at the least an 80% I know Rotten tomatoes gave it a 93%. Most critics are not that generous but maybe the longer the movie the better? Or maybe the book was just really, really, great and you gotta read it before you see the actual movies. Either way to me the movie was a 2 hr waste of time. The movie was alot like the first. Which reminded me of a retarded Lord of the Flies. I really dont see what the big deal is. Its a bunch of kids that kill each other…for TV entertainment.

For anyone who does not know about about the movie or the books or the series in general. It circles the leading lady Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence who takes the place of her younger sister to participate in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Which consists of a boy and girl from 12 seperate districts to compete to a fight for the well being of their district.

Katniss wins the Hunger Games in the first movie and don’t call that a spoiler because obviously she won else there never would have been a sequal. Duh. But she won by an act of defiance and the pretense of true love with the boy who was chosen to compete from her district Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). So now the sequal starts with Katniss and Peeta traveling the twelve districts for a ‘Victors Tour’ but a rebellion is sparking up which forces President Snow to start up the 75th annual Hunger Games named ‘The Quarter Quell’.

I have to say the best thing about both movies is the love triangle shared between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) who plays Katniss’s long time friend. But I’m a sucker for love triangles. The acting, great. I think its just the whole story line idea that doesn’t really attract me. Lord of the Flies, I like, Children of the Corn, a fun horror treat. So its safe to say its not the adolescent violence that bothers me. I guess the idea that the hunger games is a reality/fashion show and they need promotions and they need to mingle with the other players to create alliances. But then they’re supposed to die at the end. I don’t know. Seems like a waste of time and film.

But my friend wanted to see it so see it we did. It’s really violent and really dark and there are some exciting parts here and there. Taking all that into consideration I will give this film a 78% Not bad just not my cup of tea. Especially this close to the holidays. I’m leaning towards a little bit more light hearted movies this time of year. Ho, ho, ho and such.