I saw the first part of “The Hunger Games” series a year after the fact, on NetFlix. Not on my iPad or phone, thankfully. I watched the blockbuster hit on my living room flat screen. Still, the dystopian story didn’t really win my over. I didn’t gush, and I didn’t rush out to see part two “Catching Fire.”
Yet I found myself reviewing the third part of the announced four-parter from the novels by Suzanne Collins for my weekly Monday film blog for the Syracuse New Times.
If you’d like to read my review of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I,” on that site, click the link below.
Jennifer Lawrence certainly ran around the screen for all she was worth, when she wasn’t underground, brooding about her loved one, Peeta, caught by evil president Donald Sutherland.
I admit I was worried about going in kind of cold, no knowledge about part two.
I wondered if this movie would stand on its own. I’ll tell you what I thought over yonder. But first, my movie Monday questions …
Have you jumped into the middle of a continuing series of theatrical movies or TV movies and felt satisfied, and if so, what movie did the trick and why? Have you seen any of “The Hunger Games” movies, and if so, what did you think? Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games” series or in “American Hustle,” and why?