"The Hunger Games" may be derivative, but it is engrossing and at times exciting.
So happy Kyle Smith liked it, even if it was a 2.5.
Mar 21 - 03:35 AM
This is another supposedly "fresh" rating from someone who, if you read the entire review, doesn't seem to like the movie. That is happening a lot with some of these reviews. That has me more concerned than any legitimate criticisms by the negative reviewers.
Mar 21 - 05:33 AM
2.5 is considered Fresh on the 4-star scale. And Smith is notoriously curmudgeonly. If the review seems rotten that's just his writing style.
Mar 21 - 09:44 AM
Thank you for teaching me the word "curmudgeonly."
Mar 21 - 12:24 PM
Anyone else tired of people calling this film derivative? Everything's derivative of something. Nothing is new anymore. By his logic, I could say his review is derivative of Andrew O'Hehir's Salon.com review... Or of Ebert's review. I'm sure they hit on similar points, right? We live in an increasingly post-modern world, where everything is influenced by everything. It's not the job of a creator to be completely new, but rather to give their own perspective on an age-old idea.
Mar 21 - 11:17 AM
Kyle Smith is a terrorist and a cannibal who is married to his sister!
Mar 22 - 04:11 PM
holy shit you actually like a movie!!!!
Mar 23 - 04:43 PM