Hunger Games review

Michaelyn and I went to go see The Hunger Games last night.

If you’ve not seen it, go see it.  Stop whatever it is you’re doing and go see this movie.

I tend to like movie/stories that are twisted, but not horror-movie quality scary, as well as movies that are set in a whole other world (like Coraline).  This one fits the bill.  The world of Panem is so fucked up I thought I’d have a hard time buying into the premise.  I didn’t, mostly on account of what a great job the filmmakers did at putting it together on screen.

The acting is top notch.  I thought the best performances were character parts like Woody Harrelson as Heymitch Abernathy and Stanley Tucci as Ceasar Flickman.  But the stars of the film kicked ass as well.

I thought going in that the movie would be violence/suspense driven, what with the plot being set around a tournament where all participants are forced to fight to death.  There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but I was surprised to find it was largely plot driven.  As a result, despite having virtually zero free time, I’m going to acquire the other two books and try to get through them.

Anyway, I give The Hunger Games 10/10.  I’ll probably try to find a way to get back to the theater and see it again before it’s out.

Also, we saw a preview for this movie, which made me and Michaelyn poop our pants with excitement.  You can bet your ass I’ll be making a sojourn to Kansas this summer to grab Michaelyn, get all dressed up for a classy date, and go see this film.

That’s right – the movie is Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.  There is no way that could not rule.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.