…the Katniss and Peta story continues. The painfully awkward ‘romance’ if you can call it that, between these two literally crazy kids has struck the silver screen again with a disappointing thud.
There I said it, what I think most of us who haven’t read the books were thinking. That these actors, this studio, the whole crew and main stream advertising have colluded with the movie theaters to steal our money, by promising us a blockbuster worth writing home to mother about. My mother would not have been impressed, like at all.
This is a film characterized by awkward, over long dramatic pauses, that confused or blank look on Katniss’s face, your heart aching for the cute guy she should have ended up with, and the drawn out erroneous telling of a story that has been over told.
But hark…there were a few good points.
- If I were to try to find someone to be inspired by in this story it would be this woman, who even trapped in an underground fortress, wit nothing but grey and dull and dank, managed to emerge a technicolor butterfly. Effy refused to let the spirit of fashion die, even in the face of utter utilitarianism. Love her.
- Behold there were zombies, or mutants or whatever these things were. They provided the singular bit of excitement in the entire film. Though it kind of makes me wonder about the inventiveness of the American film industry, and literary industry, that the only thing that can add a little pizzazz is a rip off monster from Resident evil.
There were some interesting characters. Though not very well developed in my opionion. Given the amount of time the main characters spent in awkward silence, time that would have been better spent giving these folks a monologue, a flashback, anything to distract from the painfully obvious main story line.
- Now I’m not the biggest Julianne Moore fan, but I found her acting and the acting of the generals to be spot on, just the right shade of sinister, and thinly veiled insincerity. Loved it, and she stayed in character to the very last moment, a very very satisfying and extremely neat death my lady. Thank you.
All in all it wasn’t as bad as the infamous 47R but it wasn’t that great either. How does the final movie in a series end on a cliff hanger? I feel cheated, I feel under entertained, I feel disappointed, in this movie and all it promised but failed to deliver. So this movie gets a 3. One for the hope that is the spirit of fashion, one for the enemy in the fold and the unsung supporting characters and another for the zombies.
Go watch or not, tell me what you think if you do, but if you don’t, I don’t think you will miss too much.