Really short Micro-Review, because I’m pressed for time.
Saw The Hunger Games in the theatres, on it’s fourth (or so) weekend. Late enough in the box-office run for a family of five (including an infant in a stroller(!)) to feel comfortable going to see it. I hate movie theatres and people.
Casting: Excellent, and will define how the characters look and act, in my mind. Plus, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, which I didn’t realize until the credits rolled, and who made me actually like that character, who I didn’t really like in the book.
Filming: Really well done – maybe too green? Is green in nowadays for films?
The two trouble spots I was worried about before going into the film: 1. The flaming costumes in the entrance parade were fine, and not (too) ridiculous. 2. The muttations at the end, the dogs, were ridiculous, but I think the director knew it, as he kept the scene short and mercifully dark. Also, the whole time they were on the screen I couldn’t help but think of Rick Moranis’s line (as Louis Tulley from Ghostbusters) “Alright, who brought the dog?”
4 out of 5 screaming children who are way too young for a film about kids who kill other kids.