The Hunger Games has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit and a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence.
Yayy! He's the one I was waiting for.
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Mar 21 - 03:11 PM
Absolutely. Travers is the reviewer I most trust, and that was the case even before I became aware of RT. He's got great articulation, so you can get a good feel for a movie, but he's also got somewhat everyman taste. He's a real movie lover, not a film snob. I don't always agree with him, but he's a great starting point.
Glad to know he read the books, too. In spite of what some critics seem to think about fans, fans of original books are frequently the harshest critics.
Mar 25 - 10:36 PM
Finally, an educated and thorough review addressing every aspect of the film. Well done, sir.
Mar 21 - 09:49 AM
I've been waiting for Travers' review as well, usually if he, Michael Phillips and Roger Ebert all like something, you can guarantee it'll be good, and they all like this movie!
Mar 21 - 09:52 AM
I approve of this message, most because of the severe bashing dished out to the entire Twilight franchise.
Mar 21 - 10:06 AM
I don't normally care for Travers, but this is actually the most thorough review I've read so far, and the fact that he's read the books (and sounds like a fan) gives his opinion a little more weight in my eyes. Good review.
Mar 21 - 10:23 AM
And the fact that he gave props to aspects we haven't heard about so much in these reviews, like the cinematography.
Mar 22 - 06:27 AM
Nice to see that Travers has read the trilogy. Great review.
Mar 21 - 11:39 AM
you lost me at "yearning romance"
that's not supposed to be a theme, period
Mar 21 - 06:03 PM
Peeta's the one with the yearning romance, thus it is a theme.
Mar 22 - 06:29 AM
I can't believe that someone just said, apparently straight-faced, that "adjective + romance" can't be the theme of a movie. Period, no less. Someone's going to be missing out on both a lot of reviews and movies, then.
Mar 26 - 05:36 AM
Ya after seeing times magazines I was waiting for this one for sure
Mar 21 - 06:20 PM