I liked the contrast between silence and sound, which worked on at least two levels in this film. Overall, it was rather enjoyable.
Watched Captain America. So far my favorite of all the recent Marvel movies. Which surprised me because I was more of a Thor and Ironman fan when it came to the comics.
La Region Centrale
I can't think of many reasons why this needs to be three hours, Snow's own Wavelength similarly explores space and camera movement in a fraction of the time (and it is the better film, mostly for that reason). Yet I found myself entranced with the film, it's opening and ending are especially beguiling---never in a thought-provoking manner but in a purely visceral one.
The Hunger Games
It isn't very good. It's digestible, and its pace isn't bad, but it's full of inconsistencies, poor story arcs, a sorely lacking sense of atmosphere and a complete disregard for visual storytelling. It isn't awful, but it's a boring, messy film.
Harkens back to the films of Antonioni or Tarkovsky, but without the engagement factor. The film is very pretty when exploring the Turkish countryside, but it's undeniably boring to look at in any of the interiors, relying on medium shots and OTSs that break the pace. It didn't reach me and I didn't like it on a shot by shot basis.
Well, there's a good amount of room for improvement. Here's hoping.
Yeah. It's following the Harry Potter/Twilight model of young adult novels coming to the silver-screen. Even the "last book is a two-part movie" part.
Well, I mean, it's not like you don't know why they're doing it, right?
Budget $78 million
Box office $684,954,269 
Why make $600 million once when you make it four times?