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The Hunger Games [2.999 / 5] – Movie Review

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The spring is here and the summer is around the corner. Movie buffs have made their watch-list to catch 2012’s blockbuster. I have mine too but Hunger Games was not in the list until few weeks back when all media raised the hype alarm on this movie.

After the success of the Hunger Games book series the movie trilogy was bound to happen. Now I have not read any of the books which I am sure they will be better than the movie. Not because movie sucks but because the movie lacks the thrill factor which I think book always delivers in its thousands of words.

The idea behind the story is very simple and to some extant very childish. Rich people want to see poor kids fighting for survival. Its like Survivor series set the future. From the start of the movie Katniss Everdeen ( Jennifer Lawrence) was told that she is special and she has to win. All the people surrounding her are on her favor which completely ruins the mystery about what will happen in the end. But still its not that bad.

Lot of time is spent in shaking the camera in odd positions which made me want to slap the camera-man. Special effects are very outdated. But again its a budget film I guess.On whole movie is good but not very gripping or make you jump ( expect one scene).

Sated:

  • Some good visuals
  • Lead actress is quite an eye candy
  • Scene with dogs (weird)

Hungry:

  • Poor executions. Low thrill factor
  • Background score not uplifting
  • Games not quite exciting
  • Special FX done by some college intern
  • Camera man drunk on set

Even though I hear great reviews by critiques and Hunger Games fan I think this movie still left me hungry for more.

I know having not read the books and not being a fan of killing for survival for rich peoples entertainment with nothing to gain at the end, I am not in a position to judge the movie in right way but this is what I feel about it.

But its a good movie catch with the pals. “May the hunger gods be with you.

IMDB: 7.8/10

Rottentomatoes: 85%

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Movie Review: London Paris New York (2012) [3.5/5]

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In every romantic movie there is Boy and there is a Girl. They are shown living a very different life and then serendipity strikes. They are shown in deep intellectual and witty conversation with each other which mainly involves girl complaining about everything and guy just makes fun of her. Eventually they fell in love over the course of 20min reel where they have sang a song on London bridge and hummed the beats near Eiffel tower. Well this all happens in this movie as well.

Being a realistic I only wonder how a guy meets a nice beautiful cute girl in a plane who is willing to go out with him on city tour for whole day when she missed her connecting flight. And it only happens in movies that the guy charmed his way into making the girl fall in love with her in 24hr cinematic hours.

Lets keep this aside and talk about the movie. All above mentioned situations happens in this movie but they are shown in fun way. The core idea of the subject might be adapted (or copied) from the bestselling book “One Day” but still it is a fresh and feel good movie.

 

 

 

 

Plus:

  • Music is very soulful and easy on ears. Ali Zafars’s singing and writing is very smooth and melodious.
  • Locations. No wonder movie title is good enough for explanation.
  • Pretty good performance by the leads. Not perfect but good.
  • Screenplay was not boring and dialogues were very basic day to day lines.

Minus:

  • There were ups and downs. Not very gripping storyline.
  • Drama was not quite intense.

Well this movie is recommended for the couples who wants to sit home relax and just want some fresh movie to spice up their evening.
I shall give 3.5/5

Written by tarangp

March 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

Movie Review: Hugo (2011)

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   Hugo is an enigmatic adventure of an orphan boy from Paris who lives in the station among the clock machines. His purpose is to fix the automaton that him and his father were trying to fix before he died. Hugo thinks there is a message his father has hidden in the automaton. But to his disappointment there was something more to it.

I will say its not a movie its a film. This gives a very cinematic experience. After Shutter Island failed to hold strong at the box-office, Martin Scorsese just went ahead embracing the 3D technology creating a movie very tastefully. The movie really looks amazing in 3D and technical department really deserved the Oscars that they won.

This movie is like a dream. Very deep means are attached to it. The scenes are very magical. It gives the feeling of something that exists somewhere in the world but its just not visible. Life is simple. People are driven by passion and by wealth. Where beautiful things are appreciated.

Scorsese transforms this innocent tale into an ardent love letter to the cinema and a moving plea for film preservation” –J. R. Jones Chicago Reader

Well for more great movie experience check it out soon. Watching in 3D is must. A must for a cinephile.

YouGo:

  • Amazing visuals
  • Soothing background score
  • Good performances
  • Screenplay / Cinematography

YouNoGo:

  • Its more Drama than Adventure
  • So it will be slow

Well its a movie to watch when you crave for some fantasy and adventure !!!

My: 8.0/10

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes : 93%

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