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Read it and Weep

Nov 27, 2013

In the first Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is a badass. She shoots things, saves people, and manipulates the system. For the second installment, Suzanne Collins opted to have her be oblivious to the plot, constantly need saving, and spend the climax passed out. And they filmed her nostrils for the close of the movie.

Which is not to say it's a bad movie. It's pretty good, and that's a huge accomplishment since the book isn't that great. The costumes are terrific, Phillip Seymour Hoffman is delightful, and President Snow eats a cookie in a very menacing way.

It's also got it's less good parts. It's too long yet still feels rushed. And the focus-group granddaughter they added is vomit-inducing.

Overall, 8 thumbs up. You know, considering.

What did you think? Let us know in the comments.