‘The Hunger Games’ Film Review

I went to the cinema today to watch ‘The Hunger Games.’ I saw the trailerĀ  about a month ago and I had already heard a few of the songs on the soundtrack. I don’t really know what my expectations of this film were but they were definatley exceeded. I loved the film because the storyline was strong and it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

The main protagonist Katniss Everdeen is a brave character who volunteers to fight in the hunger games for district twelve instead of her sister Primrose. The other main character Peeta Mellark is also part of the same district and without spoiling too much for you they also have a strong bond throughout the film. I loved the mix of elements displayed in the film, there were some parts that almost made you laugh but the sadness overshadows most of the film.

The ending is a surprise too and you know that the story doesn’t end there, I knew there was two other parts to the hunger games trilogy so I knew the film makers would end the story on a nice cliffhanger. The film is amazing and if you have a chance to go to the cinema I would go and see it. I usually read the book and then go and watch the film because the books are usually better.

In this case I watched the film first, I am going to go and buy all three books from Waterstones and hope to not be disappointed with the comparison to the film. The Hunger Games is the next big phenomenon and I know that fans will be praying that Catching Fire and Mockingjay are also made into films.

Rating – 5 stars

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‘The Vow’ Film Review

We are all familiar with the wedding vow ‘To love and to cherish, from this day forward till death do us part.’ Well what if you woke up from a coma, not remembering that the man that stood before you was your husband or what you had done in the last few years of your life? The Vow is a bittersweet amnesia story that begins with Paige (Rachel McAdams) unfastening her seat belt to lean in and kiss her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) one snowy night in Chicago.

Before they can even touch each other’s lips they’re hit from behind by a truck and she goes through the windscreen. When Paige comes out of a coma some weeks later with no memory of her husband or marriage she tries to fill in the gaps of her failed memory. Instead of a reunion with her husband, Paige reverts to her former life with her stuffy, upper-middle-class parents and Leo has to make her fall in love with him again. A sweet story that leaves you wanting more.

The movie is cliche but that’s sometimes ok for the type of movie it is. Of course Tatum and McAdams are brilliant actors, a perfect cast for this film in my opinion. I won’t reveal anymore, don’t want to spoil it for you! But I would deffinatley go and see it at the cinema if you have the chance!

Rating – 8/10