I loved the first film, so there was no doubt in my mind that Catching Fire wasn't going to be anything less than four stars. What I didn't expect, however, was that it would convert non-fans of the first instalment, so I'm quite pleased that this will be in many people's Top 10 lists this year!
I had high hopes about this sequel as soon as it was revealed that Francis Lawrence was set to direct it. I knew he…
I read this novel in a mere few hours, excited to see what Saoirse Ronan's next film role was going to be about. The novel itself was very average, with very little story but a promising premise that a film adaptation could build upon. Unfortunately the film adaptation tries to make the story 'cooler', but it doesn't make it any more interesting in its attempts.
Whilst most novel adaptations are flawed because of their many unnecessary changes, How I Live…
I'm sorry, but I can't. I watched it for about half an hour and I had to give up. I'm sure there is a decent story line behind all the crap, but I don't want to half enjoy a film.
I had a disclaimer here but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you'll just have to deal with it.
First of all, I like Kubrick's films, love some of them in fact, but I can't even pretend to like this one. It was heavy breathing and scenes of nothing (pretty nothing, but nothing nonetheless) against epic music, or sometimes even just a creepy choir, for 140 minutes straight. I very nearly fell asleep…