The “Hunger Games” have finally arrived. Much like the characters in this movie everyone is anxious to enjoy how interesting this film is only to realize that the premise is handled as blandly as one could fear. Considering the whole premise is about a game where 24 youths hunt and kill each other this movie is exceedingly boring. I couldn’t help but wish for the film to be over before they even entered the games (as in one game). When the “games” started I realized the option of walking out became even more appealing.
Primrose Everdeen’s sister is drafted into some ridiculous game she volunteers to fight the good fight instead, thus saving her sister. Each of the twelve districts is expected to hand over one male and one female between the ages of 12 and 18 per year to compete to the death. She takes on this task to save her sister and enters a new world of ridiculous fashion and eventually some terribly shot action.
Astro Boy (2009)
“Astro Boy” is a robot created by scientist Dr. Tenma whose grief pushed him to such an extent as to resurrect his son as a machine. Astro has to find his place in the world and, unlike the rest of us, he must do it in 90 minutes.
Nicolas Cage, who voices Dr. Tenma, is kind of lame in this one. He sounds so freaking bored in everything he does lately. Movie audiences will not connect with Dr. Tenma’s struggle to bring back his dead son and all the troubles that entails.
Here is the issue: When you clone someone’s brain, whether through genetic means or robotic, the minute it is awakened it starts down the path of gaining its own individual personality. Unless every experience is shared exactly alike from the exact same perspective, the thought processes will begin to drift apart due to the slightly different perspectives on different events.