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.
Among the lowlights from the 1990’s, like wearing your pants and sports jersey backwards or Vanilla Ice’s bottom bargain bin “Cold As Ice,” is Albert Pyun’s horrendous “Captain America.” This film featured J.D Salinger’s son Matt Salinger as the Star Spangled protector and a plastic surgery repaired Red Skull, whose head stays red in the movie as long as Holden Caulfield spends “The Cather in The Rye” not bitter( forgive my weak attempt to link one of America's most beloved writers with a guy who wears our flag's colors as spandex). This early version of “Captain America” hopefully remains in VHS format, so when some fanboy orders a copy from Singapore, TSA would prevent a catastrophic act of terror by simply swiping the video with a magnet. So, if a twenty one year wait for a film to do Cap justice was called for, we are glad to report that Joe Johnston’s new “Captain America: The First Avenger” is a steady action/drama worthy of one of Marvel’s oldest Comic heroes.
How do you take an art form that has survived for years in relative obscurity, introduce it to a new generation, most likelymake it popular again and totally betray what the how the art form really should be treated? Make this movie!
Burlesque dancers dance and look damn sexy doing it. They DO NOT SING! We knew there was trouble when we saw Christina Aguilera in the notes of the trailer, but it gets worse.
Have we learned NOTHING from "GLITTER"!?!?!?!!
P.S. Is it us or is Cher starting to look a bit like a muppet?