THE HUNGER GAMES review (no spoilers) - BLIND FILM CRITIC


Uploaded by BlindFilmCritic on 23.03.2012

Transcript:
Hunger Games. Is this one about trying to get food at the concession stand?
(President Snow) Welcome, and happy Hunger Games!
Primrose Everdeen!
No!
I volunteer!
I volunteer as tribute.
(Tommy) Coming out of the theater, I was like, wow.
And there's gonna be two more of these.
'Cause there's two more books, you see.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, who's the lead in this one.
I think she did a really nice job. She was tough when she needed to be,
she was sweet when she needed to be.
Yeah, but I'm not very good at making friends.
Josh Hutcherson plays opposite her,
and I'll tell you what - he was a little bit wimpy, a little bit soft.
I mean, every time they were on screen together, she stole it.
No. No, not really.
It kinda reminded me of the guys in Twilight.
I mean, there were all these sort of wimpy guys too,
and the chicks are always so strong.
(Katniss) I'm fine.
(Gale) No you're not.
I am.
They need a lot more backbone.
I don't know how these people can stand up, they have so little backbone.

One of the things I liked about this movie was the setup.
I thought the setup was really good.
I felt like I got to know these characters,
I got to know why they were in this thing,
why they were brought together.
And even the trip into the Hunger Games itself,
I felt the setup was really nice.
Once the games begin, I was expecting a bit more than I got.
It wasn't sensational, like [gruff voice] "23 people will die".
It was none of that kind of thing.
Which reality tv would have.
Are you kidding me? Oh, my god, if that was on Fox...
(Tommy as narrator) Two more people die in tonight's episode of The Hunger Games.
(Tommy) I think the best thing about this movie are some of the performance.
I mean, the legends really did a nice job.
When Woody Harrelson comes on, I was like, "hey, look, there's Woody Harrelson".
And then he just becomes this character, and he's so good.
As for Donald Sutherland, I think every time he spoke...
Hope.
...my ears just perked up like a dog. I just wanted to hear every word he said.
I don't know if it was terribly important to the story,
but I wanted to hear everything he had to say.
It is the only thing stronger than fear.
That's just the kind of presence that this man has.
A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous.
Stanley Tucci was the host of The Hunger Games, and he was pretty good.
You know, I thought maybe they could have got Regis Philbin.
He would have been great, but Stanley Tucci did a decent job.
I was buying that he was a TV host.
I don't believe it for a second.
I'll be honest, I don't think I'm quite the audience for this movie.
I think it's more for girls, women, you know, teens, twenties, in there.
I mean, it's a little bit sappy, and let's be honest, the romance is key to this one.
It's not like guys don't like romance, or anything, but
you know, that was a little much.
So, for Hunger Games, I'm going 2 ½ out of 4 eyes open.
Oh, no thanks, I'm full.
♪ [BFC bumper music]

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I'm Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic.
As far as the Hunger Games, I think I'm gonna go for the bonus round.