Sunday, March 16, 2014
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
...there are an awful lot of terrific actors in this, mainly Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Amanda Plummer and Philip Seymour Hoffman. And, they are a lot of fun to watch work out in this pulp sic fi genre.
But the ending is totally unsatisfactory for my taste, which of course was intentional, to leave us anxious to see the next one to find out what happens. If it had been anyone but Lawrence or an actor equally as good (Scarlett Johansson say) it would have been too hokey and predictable, but...
...Lawrence made it work, despite the let down. I'll be back for the third, and only regret that Hoffman won't (unless they generate his scenes with CGI which some say they're on the cusp of being able to do).