Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I thought it was silly that they were making Battleship into a movie. I mean how do you actually make a board game in to a movie? I have no idea nor do I care. But then I heard Hungry Hungry Hippos was also being made in to a movie! I don't care how many times I tell that joke I'm using it until SOMEONE laughs at it! Even my 4 year old niece didn't find it funny. Get it, a game about hunger! COME ON! Seriously though, I had absolutely no idea what this movie was about, I had never read the books, I really didn't care, but I went to see the movie and will say after this I may read the books. I have to finish "A Dance With Dragons" first, but they seem interesting. But seriously here's my review of the actual movie.
Plot: there was a rebellion, to punish these districts for rebelling each of the 12 districts must send 2 tributes to an event called the Hunger Games where children ages 12-18 fight to the death. District 12 is where our main character is from, her name is Katniss. She is really good with a bow, she's also incredibly dumb. She decides to volunteer to be a tribute to keep her 12 year old sister from going there and getting slaughtered. The other tribute is a boy named Peeta, he bakes bread and is apparently really strong. His mother hates him. He can also do incredible camouflage with clay and berries.....I guess? He painted cakes so he can make his hand look exactly like tree bark and make his face look like rocks in the wild. still not sure where he got the materials, but whatever.
A) Katniss is stupid. I mean it has nothing to do with her saving her sisters life. But you're in a fight to the death with these people, and she befriends them, doesn't take multiple easy kills, and like preserves her humanity throughout the ENTIRE MOVIE! Which ok I guess it'd be really hard to route for a character who was constantly murdering people in cold blood, but it's you or them!
B) From What I understand about the book, it takes place in a society that's incredibly flamboyant? they dress very loudly. Which means this movie should've had really amazing costume design right? WRONG! even in rooms filled with people in stupid costumes, everyone of them looks out of place, with the exception of Donald Sutherland, and the guy who was in charge of the games. better decisions needed to be made here.
C) There was supposed to be a love story I think. The love story in this movie is non-existent. I've been told it's in the book, but throughout this entire movie you have no idea if the main characters are playing it up for the cameras or if they're actually developing feelings for one another. Maybe the director wanted it that way, I just kinda feel like there was SOMETHING that could've been done to help clarify this.
d) I'm just not a big fan of the actress who played Katniss. She did a fine job in what was probably her first major role. I don't care though I just don't like her, that's a personal problem I know.
Apart from that the movie was a lot of fun, there were some "OMG" moments, there were a couple sad parts (despite the fact that they're only sad because your main character is a fricking MORON!) it's really predictable but still fun. Ultimately, everyone reading this knows they'd watch an event where teens are forced to kill each other.