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The Hunger Games – Don’t Eat a Big Meal Beforehand

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum on April 3, 2012

Thanks for the headache, jerks.  I was pretty sure that the near dystopian future would not only be plagued by evil reality television show producers (is there another kind?) and a sadistic government (ditto?), but who knew that it would also suffer from perpetual earthquakes.  Poor Katniss Everdeen, the camera shakes as she battles baddies, the camera shakes as she runs through the woods and the camera shakes as she combs her hair.  Was the camera crew that frightened of her?  My friend saw it before me and warned me, but he really is kind of a wuss when it comes to movies – 3D is too much for him to take.  I owe him an apology for the way I brushed off his warning.  I still feel nauseous.

Great story.  Great actors.  Too bad it’s so hard to watch you can’t even connect with a trembling Katniss as she’s about to enter The Hunger Games because whoever’s holding the camera just had 17 cups of coffee, 3 lines of coke and is trying to balance on a stability ball he stole from the local Y.

For the money, I could’ve seen John Carter again.  You’ll be sorry you missed it in IMAX 3D the first time you catch it at home.  Currently the number one pre-sale Blu-Ray and number three ranked best selling Blu-Ray overall on Amazon.com.  Suck it, critics.

Katniss Everdeen

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Jon Reed April 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

John carter lost 200 million dollars for a good reason, the movie was poorly marketed. But for my money Hunger Games was more thought provoking, and after the first 10 mins the shakey cam didnt bug me much. Its easy to root for the “Underdog” but in this case The Hunger Games wins the bout IMO.

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