My feeling on sequels is as follows: They never live up to the expectations of the first one! including rare cases for animated films; but in this case the second installment of the franchise The Hunger Games managed to maintain a level of dignity a few of its kind could not (here is looking at you Iron Man).
You didn’t need me for your freedom but now I am pissed!
Although a bit long, due to the flashbacks and explaining for those who missed the first one, it was a fun, action filled, entertaining experience, we saw Katniss grow and Jennifer Lawrence perform brilliantly.
Now about the story, it is a book adaptation and is difficult to translate to the screen, but the essence is there; knowing it is “utopia” does not makeup for the fact that it turns predictable once you put children to kill each other to avoid an uprising…. seriously…. we know it is going to happen, it has to happen. It might sound funny, but the other story lines are more believable.
I know we will marathon watch The Hunger Games years from now as we do with TLOTR and Harry Potter and feel good we got to be entertained with style in 2013.
Bottom line, a good film from the beginning till the end…. I wasn’t even bothered that much by all the kissing.
You have been warned… however… you have to see this… another movie that looks brilliant from Lars Von Tier!
I know someone who would laugh at what I am about to say … But I think is watchable
In the Marvel world I can safely say, we can find the best of the best and the worst of the worst.
If I knew I could trust you.
To watch Thor for me is like a vivid dream where I can go places, travel the universe understand (sort of) the rules that get broken and dance around evil, it is fun, dangerous, basically my kind of movie.
I was worried about the sequel because we all know what happened with Iron Man… so, my expectations bar was way too low. However I managed to get very impressed by what I saw, and despite a few random incidents I think this film is quite solid on it own, the franchise is saved and there is story to go on for a while.
If I want to go on writing about the film I will have to spoil everything for everyone, and because I am not Loki, I wont, there is just one little thing I want to say though… There is a reason the film was not incredibly great, there is a reason why there were some weird moments and unnecessary chats, the reason is: trying to please everyone! and as default make more money… but who am I to judge, in general the film pulled it off and I know the next one will only get better.
Besides, we have like a gazillion more Marvel characters and stories that potentially will become Hollywood hits.
The best episode ever!
I know I am not alone here, this show has just become the best, thanks mainly to this episode, Episode 5.
I wont recap as it is not my style, all I can say is that as story lines go, this one is brilliant, how things have shifted, how pieces get moved like a perfect chess game and above all, the adrenaline is so intense you have a hard time figuring out why in a TV drama is there so much action.
Fantastic episode, top class performances and the best writing for drama so far. And it is even funny… I LOVE IT!
Here is the promo for next weeks episode, just because I cannot possibly give you everything at once!
How fantastically spooky, tense and action packed was this episode, trouble in paradise has never felt so real, and to think that we know that even if last season walkers were not the center of the show, I am sure in this episode we got all the walkers we wanted.
I love this show, after Breaking Bad ended I needed it to keep my withdrawal in check
Here is a preview of this amazing show, a season we can see getting back to its roots: Infection!
Or…”How to train your kung Fu panda in the matrix”… I am not very sure about this one… but we’ll just have wait and see.