The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

There are friends of mine for whom this movie was the most anticipated film of the year – even more than Man of Steel, which I found incomprehensible.  But it turned out…they were right!  At least insofar as this was a better movie than the Superman reboot, or at least, less disappointing. Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Movies on a Plane: The Hunger Games

The next film on my intercontinental viewing is The Hunger Games, the adaptation of a popular book that I had never heard of before.  The movie is also extremely popular, and came out a while ago, so I’m sure there is nothing I could say about it that you don’t know already.  Just in case, there are spoilers here.  Anyway, coming into this film, I hadn’t heard anything beyond the basic premise – a girl taking her sister’s place in a ritualized battle to the death –  and the fact that the movie is sad. Continue reading Movies on a Plane: The Hunger Games