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We have Beards so we know Movies: The Hunger Games (2012)

March 25, 2012

Last night I rented The Three Musketeers. It was the Paul W.S. Anderson version with Milla Jovovich and Logan Lerman (in worse hair than Tom Hanks had in The Da Vinci Code). It sucked. It was really awful. Sure, it had some nice effects and I always enjoy James Corden, but that didn’t help.

I actually went online afterwards to try to buy the version I loved as a kid, which is the 1973 movie (also called The Three Musketeers) with Richard Chamberlain and Michael York. I failed since Amazon doesn’t ship that particular movie to Sweden.. Damn.

Anyway, today I woke up feeling violated. I needed to watch something good. Something that could rinse the Paul W.S. Anderson Musketeer crap out of my eyes.

I decided to go and see The Hunger Games. I was hoping to get Lunki and Janne the Director to go with me, but Lunki was still “sick” (i.e. still playing video games) and Janne the Director was “grumpy” (i.e. pissed off and boycotting the local cinema for not showing The Muppets).

But it’s their loss, since I have seen one of the best movies of 2012! I know it’s still only March, but I don’t care, it’s THAT good. The Hunger Games is my kind of movie and I enjoyed every second of it. Who knew “my kind of movie” is one where teenagers try to kill each other on a futuristic TV show hybrid of American Idol, Big Brother and Real Housewives of New Jersey? I’ve never seen Real Housewives, but they do kill each other on that show, right?

I won’t spoil anything for you, but let me just tell you it’s like they took the movies The Running Man and Battle Royale, removed Arnold Schwarzenegger and Japanese people, and then added emotions and Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, what else do you need to make a great movie? Wait what..? Woody Harrelson with hair, you say? Haha, it has that too!!

Everyone seems to be making parallels between the Twilight series and The Hunger Games. I guess because both are based on books and they are both aimed at teenagers. The difference is, Twilight sucks. Yeah, I said it! The Hunger Games doesn’t, no matter what age you might be, which clearly shows on IMDb ratings and magazine reviews.

I think everyone should see this movie. Well, if you’re old enough.. I’m not really sure what age that is, but this movie has a PG-11 rating here in Sweden, so I guess that’s old enough..?? I’m not sure it is though. Let me just say, if I would have watched The Hunger Games when I was eleven, I would have died. Literally. I still remember back when I was ten back in 1984 and that library ghost in Ghostbusters almost gave me a heart attack.

It was only one thing that really bothered me with The Hunger Games. Since the movie is going for a “futuristic look” and all the rich people living in the capital are dressed in colorful clothes with lovely hats, nice hair and beards groomed in different shapes (well, the men anyway), WHY does Donald Sutherland, who plays the President, look like a Hobo with bushier beard than Santa?

I can’t figure that out.. Although, he still looks better than Logan Lerman did in The Three Musketeers… Even Donald seems to be thinking “What the hell is up with that hair?”

More “We have Beards so we know Movies!” Reviews

We have Beards so we know Movies: The Thing (2011) vs The Thing (1982) vs The Thing from Another World (1951)  —  The Turin Horse (2011) —  Straw Dogs (2011)  — Abduction (2011)  —  Midnight in Paris  —  Catfish  —   Green Lantern  —  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2  —  Death Wish 1-5  —  Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D  —  Super 8  —  Melancholia  —  Insidious  —  Red Riding Hood  —  The Hangover Part II  —  Fast Five   —  Thor 3D   —  Tron: Legacy

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2012 10:59

    And my pre-teen nieces were raving about this on Facebook too – who knew!

    It sounds a bit like Charlie Brooker’s 15 Million Merits but with a Hollywood budget…

    • Sika permalink*
      March 26, 2012 10:59

      Yeah, who knew! I have never heard of “Charlie Brooker’s 15 Million Merits”, but I’m definitely checking it out since I love everything British.

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