Saturday, November 23, 2013

Movie Review: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire

When I reviewed the first film, I hadn’t read the book, but after I saw it, I went through the trilogy within a week! This is by far is one of my top favorite trilogies! To go and live it again in the Cinema is amazing! This is why I love it when they turn books into successful films! It doesn’t always work, but this one, it’s just perfect!

So the story continues for Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the Girl on Fire and Baker Boy, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) after they won the 74th Hunger Games. They start with the Victor’s Tour and somehow end up on the bad side of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). He is mad and he is furious, so naturally for the 75th Hunger Games, he brings all the old Victors back into the arena, just to show them all who’s in control. A wise move or not? Well, that’s something for you to find while you watch.

I dunno about the rest of the trilogy fans, but I am ecstatic and happy, because all of my favorites parts in the book played before me in the screen! I just hate it when they sometimes have to cut good scenes to fit the whole plot in the 2 hours film.

The movie was so awesome and it just so exciting! My favorite part to watch was when Katniss dress turned into the mockingjay! That was so beautiful and the Arena!! Oh man! They really make it real!! To live through the Hunger Games all over again is so thrilling. It’s better for us of course, cus it’s not real, but I didn’t notice the time, the whole film just flew by! It’s that good, you’re so in it, that when it stops, you remember you’re at the movies.

I loved loved Jennifer portray of Katniss. If you haven’t read the book, this is who Katniss is, she’s strong but vulnerable. She is confused of whom to love between Peeta and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). So if you see Jennifer’s face, that’s Katniss. You really really have to read the books! On the other hand, Josh who played Peeta, was a bit stiff. Peeta for me is one of my favorite characters I have ever read in a book. His true character is so strong and powerful and his love for Katniss is so beautiful, fierce and magical. That wasn’t clear enough in the film. They have to fix it for the third film! My other favorite character in the book is the handsome charming, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) the victor from district 4. I love him and I’m happy that Sam wasn’t disappointing in his role. He nailed it!

There is not a lot to say about this film. It’s just so inspiring. I loved the books. I’ll say it over and over again. It’s not just about the love story or the excitement of all the twists and turns of the plot. It’s on how Suzanne Collins, the writer of the trilogy depicted on the subject of survivor guilt and post trauma syndromes. It’s so gripping to just read on and see how Katniss’ character developed. The hurt and pain of going through two hunger games and a revolution is explored throughout the books. It's so emotionally hooking. 

Never mind me, just a bookworm and an aspiring writer yapping on character’s development. Anyway, the movie is amazing! It’s soooo soooo good, so go watch it. If you saw the first one, you’ll love this too and if you didn’t, buy it, rent it or borrow it, then head to Cinema to watch this one.

Till the next one!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Movie Review: Elysium

A very intense, exciting and heartbreaking film!! Staring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, it’s the story of how after 100 years from now, Earth is so crowded and full of diseases, so everyone is sick and poor except for few Elites, who lives in a huge space ship, Elysium. In Elysium, no one is sick or poor. One Earth citizen, Max (Damon) gets exposed to deathly doses of radiation, so in 5 days he will die, unless he get into the highly protected Elysium.

With that, the crazy exciting story, the movie starts! It's filled with action packed scenes! It’s so intense and bloody. There are robots, massive guns and car chases! Even a love story and emotional scenes. The whole package!

The film other than being just an action sci-fi film, you will defiantly notice the representation of the immigration stiuation in America through this film. I mean the ones on Earth speak Spanish and they are “illegal” immigrants who want to cross the boarders to Elysium. It shows why these immigrants try to break the laws. They’re just trying for a better life for them and their loved ones. It also depicts on horrible work environment. It just heartbreaking to see it on the screen and then you realize, wait, this actually happens in real life. It’s an important message to convey.

It’s just shows how a movie always have something behind its scenes! And it’s made in a very awesome way with all the contrast between the characters of people and scenery on Earth and Elysium.

I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. I can’t believe it was released in August and we just got it! Typical!

Anyway, next week is, Hunger Games!!!!

Till then,

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Movie Review: Thor, The Dark World

So after not seeing any movie for 5 weeks, I went to see the new Thor! Oh, how much I love living in a time when sequels do not disappoint! It was so amazing, magnificent and magical!!!

The plot is the same as always, new darkness threatening the world, the need to save the world and the amazing superhero that just takes our breath away! Even though the story line is the same, each superhero movie has its own soul that shine through the screen and I love how in this sequel, the director still captured the essence of what Thor is really about.  It still has that air of royalty that just really mesmerizing.

The best part is that most part of the movie was in Asgard!! I mean the scenes were so beautiful. I love how that world capture the touch of ancient Greece with the touch of advanced technology. I’m so bored with war happening on Earth, so for me it’s perfect!

The movie is so so exciting! Like I said it didn’t disappoint. We see more of the other realms and more battles here and there. It’s so epic, exciting and heartbreaking! It’s also charming and hilarious!!

I didn’t expect it to be so awesome! I also have to applaud to Marvel and their amazing way to linking all their heroes’ films together. It makes it so real and enjoyable. Totally Genius!

I am so happy!! Thor is for sure one of my favorites superheroes of all time (alongside Iron Man and Wolverine)

Till the next one!

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