The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Well… it’s still better than Twilight.

There’s really unfortunately not much more to say about it. The original Hunger Games movie wasn’t terrible (although it ended up 2127 last year). The sequel though was just sort of … there. Jennifer Lawrence did a fine job as Katniss, although she seems a bit less into this one–especially when you get to the end and realize that pretty much nothing she did throughout the film actually mattered.

Even worse though, now there are two more. I get it, really I do. Harry Potter did it. Twilight did it. The Hobbit is doing it. People have voted with their wallets and keep going to see two part finales, so the studios are going to keep making them. That doesn’t mean that the third book was already the odd ball of the series. Hey, maybe that will actually help.

Amusingly, despite all of that, I wouldn’t actually be surprised if this one ended up better than the first in terms of placing throughout the year. Maybe there have just been more movies I just didn’t care for? Who knows. I guess it was a reasonable enough way to spend a few hours.

Hey, at least they got the cat right this time1.

Ranked: 2013 Movie Reviews

  1. Pacific Rim
  2. Frozen
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. The Croods
  5. Gravity
  6. Thor: The Dark World
  7. Star Trek Into Darkness
  8. Monsters University
  9. Elysium
  10. Ender's Game
  11. Man of Steel
  12. Django Unchained
  13. World War Z
  14. Despicable Me 2
  15. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  16. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  17. Parental Guidance
  18. Oblivion
  19. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  20. Beautiful Creatures
  21. R.I.P.D.
  22. Jurassic Park (3D!)
  23. The Wolverine
  24. Oz the Great and Powerful
  25. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  26. Jack the Giant Slayer
  27. Warm Bodies
  28. Don Jon
  29. Turbo
  30. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  31. Pain & Gain

  1. </sarcasm> [return]