Too disappointing. Its just an action drama with a (h***ly appealing) social message… MoreToo disappointing. Its just an action drama with a (h***ly appealing) social message attached to it. (In fact, the "pay it forward" formula gets on the nerve when repeated over and over again. Should have kept it in a tolerable limit.) Hardly anyone from the bunch of unemployed actors have performed above average. Not that the rest have delivered a praiseworthy performance. The story and its execution, both felt soulless. Going by the reviews, I was looking forward for a great flick. Ironically, the effect it left spares me from having to "pay it forward" to anyone so far as the movie recommendation is concerned.
My bad that I bothered to give it a try. Worse than the original. In fact, I didn't… MoreMy bad that I bothered to give it a try. Worse than the original. In fact, I didn't like the original either. The storyline sucks, among other things.
Nice performances, but too slow for me. And unlike others, I didn't… MoreNice performances, but too slow for me. And unlike others, I didn't find much to savor here. A thriller/mystery this predictable coupled with such a sluggish pacing is not my cup of entertainment.
Loosely inspired from real events, the movie was worth watching for… MoreLoosely inspired from real events, the movie was worth watching for its conspiracy theory. Backstabbing was relatively less (IMO), but it had all the contents an average political thriller should. The use of intel is over-simplified, and lacks the skills of a strong spy agency. Compared to the expectations I had from it, it was short in shock and twist values. With a bit more polishing, an efficient movie could have been created. This sort of films are hardly made in mainstream cinema in Bollywood. A weak attempt with average performances..Its success might have led to the flicks of this genre. Anyway, good luck next time, if at all.
An average psychological drama about love and betrayal. Unfortunately,… MoreAn average psychological drama about love and betrayal. Unfortunately, they didn't focus enough on exploring emotions to its brink and developing chemistry between the characters. It rather swayed through the portions. There are some engaging moments, but they're few and far between. The performances were okay, but not great enough to make up for the movie's flaws. Besides, I thought maybe there's something in store for the ending, but that too turned out to be a a bummer. Yet, all in all, the movie falls under the "watch and forget" category.
It's not bad, in fact, had they put in a bit more of effort, it had the potential to bag an Oscar............... JK.
Being owed by the first part and hearing that it's "The Dark Knight"… MoreBeing owed by the first part and hearing that it's "The Dark Knight" for young adults, my expectations seemed to be too high to be fulfilled. Once again, they play the game, but I didn't find it any exciting. Just a sort of repetition of the first part with some rules modified and hardships added. It was just about average for me. I didn't find it outdid its predecessor. Having said that, I still look forward to the next part. Until then, may the odds be ever in your favor and this part of Hunger Games be a Happy experience for you!!
Viewed on: January 11, 2014
I'd been avoiding this multiple Oscar… MoreViewed on: January 11, 2014
I'd been avoiding this multiple Oscar nominee because I felt it would be a boring rom-com..However,. I gave into it the day when the other option was Pacific Rim (sounds even more boring, all the more after the jokes made on its plot). Again, I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the movie was. The craziness and the intimacy between the lead characters after ups and downs is dramatically funny. The humor is given more attention here than how realistic will it look. Just wish that they'd not made it so unrealistic when keeping it realistic would have been just as effective. Besides that, it's a fun popcorn movie and one ought to savor the madness. Bradley Cooper is amazing, but again it's Jennifer's charm stealing the show. Honestly, it was just a coincidence that I happened to watch this next to "The Hunger Games", and couldn't help but admire Katniss for giving yet another superior (not flawless, though) performance. Watch it and I personally guarantee* that you too will have a bit of fun, if not much.
* Having said what-not above, watch it at your own risk.
Watched on: January 10, 2014
I wasn't least interested in going for… MoreWatched on: January 10, 2014
I wasn't least interested in going for it, but I'm glad that I did. I thought it would be just a version of Battle Royale, but there was much more entertainment in store than my expectations. The movie starts with a girl fearing to be chosen as a participant in The Hunger Games, and her nightmare turns real. But she has a brave elder sister willing to volunteer and save her sister from the probable negative consequences. Then begins the promotion of the game and the training, et al. It wasn't anything extraordinary, but the chemistry forming between Katniss and Peeta draws attention and keeps it going. Finally, I didn't find the game much exciting except for the very ending.