Una copia americanizzata di "Battle Royale", sia della versione letteraria di Takami, che della pellicola di Fukasaku. L'idea, per quanto non originale, è sempre affascinante, ma trovo che il suo vero potenziale sia stato sottosfruttato. Molte cose potevano essere rese molto più interessanti ed imprevedibili, spero che i sequel siano meglio. Che spreco.
Immersive, genuine escapism + a fun ride. Loved the kooky interpretation of fashion, true to how style is cyclical yet reinterpreted + taken to another level. The gritty, documentary-like camerawork played nicely against the settings, especially when a lot of films set in the future feel overly slick. Jennifer Lawrence's performance is potent. Actually, everyone's a joy to watch in this.
There's no doubt it's an exploitation of the exploitation, and that Roger Corman would've probably produced/directed a much better version of it. But JL definitely uplifts this flick with her acting as well as Woody Harrelson, both fighting against rather limited characters. Poor screenplay and average directing don't help, but movie sometimes sparks up moments of tension. It is what it is, and nothing more.
Compared to the bloat final two in the series, this has an "indie" feel to it and a leaner, cleaner story. Jennifer Lawrence elevates this franchise due to her career defining performance. More edgy and violent than you would expect given the target audience - the first 5mins of the games themselves are quite shocking.
I'm the meh of mehsville and I proclaim this film to be meh. Perhaps not surprisingly everyone is far more photogenic and adorably chubby-cheeked than they should be and not nearly grubby & rank & maggot infested enough! The book is good YA fiction, not only because of its politics and well-sketched characters, but primarily because of the vividness of its locations and the pragmatist details of survival missed here.
Film d'action léger sur trame de fond révolutionnaire, se déroulant dans un monde dystopien. Quand même cool. On apprécie particulièrement les éléments excentrique de cette société, servant à bien montrer la différence entre la classe des gens vivant dans les District et la classe aristocrate/privilégiée vivant à la Capitol City. Il est rare qu'un film "révolutionnaire" devienne aussi populaire : intéressant!