Registered: Dec 2007
Location: The Night's Plutonian Shore
I watched The Hunger Games yesterday. What a piece of crap. Battle Royale tears it to shreds. The main character is a boring hull for adolescent fans to slip into. The first hour is boring and just the movie begging the audience to care for the hero. I actually started to root against her. The other characters don't even feel like real people.
Then the actual Hunger Games are just not exciting and interesting at all. I don't blame the novel / movie for being similar to Battle Royale or its dystopian predecessors. I blame it for failing at being anything but a greasy ball off teen schmaltz that is not held together by any logical progression.
Last week I also saw Letter never sent, which is an excellent Soviet film. Like Hunger Games it features survival in nature and a forest fire. What a contrast! Take the forest fire, the Russian's cinematography owns that of Hunger Games in it's teen-angsty CGI anus.
The Hunger Games 3/10 Letter Never Sent 7.5/10
and just to remind everyone: Battle Royale 9/10