The Hunger Games

There’s a difference between releasing three films in a series and releasing a film in three parts.  Unfortunately, it appears “The Hunger Games” is in the latter category.

A surprisingly depressing movie.  It was well produced; it could have had a great ending.  Instead it had… basically nothing.  It’s worse than a “bad” ending because it’s a “good” ending in the sense that it’s plausible, rational, and entirely predictable.  And you’re thinking about it and you’re watching it and you’ve watched it and then… hollowness.

Serves me right, I suppose, for not doing my research first to discover that it’s only the first in a trilogy.  Should have waited for all three on Netflix.  Presumably when strung back-to-back they form a complete story.

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