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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

April 10, 2016

And so the Hunger Games series which arrived with a bang, leaves with a whimper.  The second half of the third book, split into two purely for financial reasons not story reasons, is a slight improvement over the numb first half, but I still can’t say I liked it.   The story dragged, the emotional connections […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

March 29, 2015

Okay, lets talk.  We need to chat about book adaptations.  I confess there was a time when being faithful to the source material was important to me.  I remember having a number of nitpicks when the Lord of the Rings trilogy came out, for example.  But over time, the movie fan in me has grown […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

December 3, 2013

Caching Fire, the sequel to last year’s March hit The Hunger Games, is a pretty decent follow up. It really does feel like just a continuation of the story but with its own narrative, much like the Harry Potter films did. And like the Harry Potter films, the quality is proving to be pretty consistent. […]

The Hunger Games

April 1, 2012

“This is the time to show them everything. Make sure they remember you.” The Running Man meets 1984, with some Lord of the Flies thrown in, in the new smash hit The Hunger Games. Perhaps I’ll try to throw in more references in later If I can think of them. Anyway, this dystopian story about […]