Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Whatever Gods May Be/Hot Young Teens Killing One Another in "Hunger Games"
Secondly, I saw "The Hunger Games", based on the best-selling young adult book by Suzanne Collins. The movie was, quite frankly, very, very good. Long, but did not feel that way at all. Jennifer Lawrence, the young lead, is bitch-kitty hot, and a fine actress. Stanley Tucci looks fetching in blue hair; and Donald Sutherland as the President is fine, if looking a tad bored, like his expression says 'okay, I know I'm lucky to be working, but when's lunch, and I gotta pee?' Elizabeth Banks is unrecognizable behind bizarre white-face make-up in the ilk of the underground weirdos in Don Johnson's early opus into science fiction, A Boy and His Dog. Die hard sci-fi fans will know exactly what I'm talking about; the rest of you - it will not matter - The Hunger Games is a five-star winner. Excellent set direction and casting.