It’s all anyone’s been talking about the past 2 weeks. This Jennifer Lawrence girl has been in every magazine and talk show imaginable. I have to put this out there first: I didn’t read the books. I know, I know. But honestly I just get very skeptical whenever there’s a mass cult following (thinking, Dan Brown books and Twilight). But something about the premise of the movie interested me. We bought our tix on Saturday and waited in a roped-off line to secure decent seats (I can’t remember the last time I did something similar).
I am usually one to appreciate unique cinematography, but I almost needed an airplane bag for the first thirty minutes of the movie until my vertigo could adjust. It’s as if they dangled the camera from a cat’s toy-stick and then edited it with choppy jumps between shots.
I wanted more political background. I’m guessing this is where reading the book would have been helpful. The outdated coal-miner apparel really threw me off. Are we in the future or is this Grapes of Wrath?
12-18 seems like a pretty large gap for age qualifications. That’s like a 6th grade rec player vs. Varsity.
Who is this group of allies that is just running around together feeling completely secure? I’d NEVER fall asleep with a bunch of murdering kids who are competing to be the only one left. And why didn’t any of them just get up and murder the others while they were sleeping!?
Ape-dogs?! Really? That’s the best they could come up with? Not to mention they were the slowest apedogs ever. At one point the dainty sidekick Peter has a monkeycanine on his back and the next minute they are miraculously 50 yards ahead of them running.
And lastly the scenes where they’re making out is just gross (we know they haven’t brushed their teeth in DAYS)… how much would it suck to have your period the same week of the “game.” You’d hope a sponsor would send you some tampons.