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I feel silly thinking this kids’ movie could be anything but a shallow cartoon.
Animation aimed at children but also being entertaining for adults, such as The Lion King and the Toy Story trilogy, have been and gone.
Perhaps it’s just going to be a string of cheaply made kids movies from now on. With famous voice actors dragging it to the cinema.
I thought it had a blatant moral of “be yourself”. But then I realised it’s a bit deeper than that – it’s about breaking out of the mould created by society. Liking the same songs as everyone else and told to be happy by staying in the same job for the rest of your life is the lifestyle the protagonist breaks out of.
The Lego Movie was bizarre and silly… Continue reading
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What a total disappointment!
The first movie was INCREDIBLE! A breath of fresh air. A new and exciting concept – different to the usual slog. Themes of anti-corporation, anti-government and shining a light on the absurdity of focussing on reality television rather than the actual reality.
But the second movie barely mentioned these themes. And if they did, it was literally one line of dialogue which summed the whole idea up, causing an originally important theme to become meaningless and redundant. It is pretty much leaving the best parts for the third movie. Catching Fire is just a set-up for Mockingjay.
“Yes” I have read… Continue reading
Tagged 2, 2013, arena, catching fire, connie, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, filmfreak, Jeffrey Wright, jennifer lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, katniss everdeen, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth, nz, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, review, Stanley Tucci, the hunger games, woody Harrelson
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Imagine the over-powering control as seen in The Truman Show, the effect on the audiences’ instincts as felt in the 2010 film 127 Hours but with the overwhelming popularity of Twilight.
Wow, chills went down my spine!
Although I havn’t read the novels, I found I got totally emersed in the storyline of the first of the series about a world of twisted priorities with little respect for life, with a brewing love story beneath the conflict… Continue reading
Tagged 2012, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, film, film review, gale, jennifer lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, katniss everdeen, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth, movie, review, Stanley Tucci, the hunger games, Willow Shields, woody Harrelson