Monday, February 18, 2013

Review: The Hunger Games

Yeah, you probably have heard all you want to hear about last spring's teenage dystopian sci-fi drama.  However I've got to say, this movie has achieved the seemingly impossible: making the book seem well-written in comparison.  It's over-compressed, rushed, and really just presents the bones of the story.  About the only things that save it are that it stuck to the original plot and that it had decent acting.

On the other hand, I'm really not the target demographic here.  If this is a kid's first exposure to the dystopian genre, said kid could do a lot worse. For them, it maybe rates as high as 3.5/4 stars – not shabby at all.  For jaded old sci-fi readers, no more than 2/4.

Now all you darned kids, go read If This Goes On–.  And get offa my lawn.

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