I must say that this movie was unnecessarily hyped up and that may be… MoreI must say that this movie was unnecessarily hyped up and that may be the reason i didn't particularly enjoy this film too much. Although it does have a strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, the rest of the cast falls short. Josh Hutcherson, who is the teenage girl's dream guy gives a weak performance that I think should not be overlooked. At times he tries to be the best actor he can be but ultimately falls short. Personally I do not think the plot is a very strong one but because it is a book to movie adaption, I can see where the roots are from. At the beginning the shakiness of the camera is a little bit overwhemling for viewers but once into the middle of the film, the camera gets steadier. I had high expectations for this film because many critics had said that it was Lawrence's performance of her career and the action was great. To be quite frank, the action carried the movie. The utter violence and thrill made the movie more exciting and entertaining for the viewer. This movie is entertainment. Do not go into the theater expecting a long, visually stunning, smartly written film because that's not what this film is. Overall I say I was dissapointed in the final quality of this film even though there are parts that are good. If you hear many people talking about how good this movie is, there's better out there, trust me. The Avengers, which was also built up was by far a much better film. If you are looking for a nice popcorn movie, this is the movie for you but if you are looking for an extremely good film, don't have high expecatations for The Hunger Games.
Very powerful movie. Edward Norton and Edward Furlong deliver great… MoreVery powerful movie. Edward Norton and Edward Furlong deliver great performances. Excellent plot for the movie. Great flashbacks and a great movie overall.
Wow. What a film. Honestly, I went into this expecting a sappy love… MoreWow. What a film. Honestly, I went into this expecting a sappy love story (which wouldn't be so bad, knowing Richard Curtis), but this film is so much more than that ... Rachel McAdams is the best I've ever seen her ... and the relatively new Domhnall Glesson is fantastic in the lead role of Tim Lake. It's beautifully shot, and surprisingly hilarious. I loved "Notting Hill," and "Love Actually," so it was only a matter of time before I fell in love with another one of Curtis's films. This man knows how to direct a movie, and he doesn't show any weakness here, for "About Time." Guilty pleasure in the realm of film? Undoubtedly all of Richard Curtis' films, especially this one, which I, despite the minor flaws, absolutely, and positively loved.