Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Hunger Games is immensely popular. The book is flying off shelves, and the movie broke all sorts of records. And of course, when something is popular, it's generally fashionable to hate it. Case in point, many of the critical reviews of the film.
One review in particular, sent to me by a friend, had me a bit worried about the movie before I saw it. Now, in retrospect, I think the review is actually comically petty. It's MovieBob at The Escapist's review. In it, he rakes the film over the coals for some pretty minor infractions, many of which are actually criticisms of the source material (for instance, he says the name 'Katniss' pulled him out of the story -- seriously?).