Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is here, if you are anything like me you have been waiting for this since last year. I was there at 11:00 in theaters on Thursday ready to see the movie. I will admit no Katniss braid this time, but I did not do a good job with it last year because my hair is short.
After months of waiting the trailer for Mockingjay has finally arrived.
I have to say I am even more excited for the movie after seeing this trailer. It did a great job of showing some of the key elements in the story. Seeing Peeta working for the Capitol, Katniss fighting for him, the bombing, and of course all the fighting. There is a lot that happens in this story, I will do my best to not give any spoilers right now. I like what I have seen about life in District 13, it is completely different than life in the other districts. Effie in all grey, with no makeup, hair, or her usually clothes is still shocking. The action looks like it will be amazing in the movie, I am looking forward to that because there are a lot of action scenes in this movie. I am very happy with this trailer and cannot wait to see the movie on November 21st.
Lionsgate has released the first look of Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin.
I like the way she looks, it does seem accurate to the books description:
“She’s fifty or so, with gray hair that falls in an unbroken sheet to her shoulders. […] Her eyes are gray, but not like those of people from the Seam. They’re very pale, as if almost all the color has been sucked out of them. The color of slush that you wish would melt away.”
I think it will be interested to see Julianne Moore take on the role of President Coin, it is a rather interested and layered role. She is a rather good actress, so I have been looking forward to her portrayal of the character.
Lionsgate also released a few photos from the set of Beetee, Haymitch, and Plutarch with President Coin.
What do you think of Julianne Moore as President Coin now that we have seen how she looks?
Here are some photos from the set of Mockingjay Part 2:
These definitely look like pics from the Capitol, which would be towards the end of the book.
The second part of Mockingjay will be released next year but we can see the first part this November.
Who is excited for Mockingjay? I know I am but I am huge Hunger Games fan.
The start of the New Year always brings something to look forward to. One of those things is new movies. I complied a list of the anticipated movies coming out this year. Lets take a look at what will be gracing the movie screens this month and the upcoming months.
Legend of Hercules (Jan 10)
Pretty much looks like Gladiator meets 300, unfortunately that is enough to put me off the movie. I will not be rushing out to see this one.
Lego Movie (Feb 7)
Legos, do I really need to say anymore.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman (March 7)
I grew up watching reruns of Rocky and Bullwinkle as a kid, naturally this movie fascinates me. Not sure if I am going to see it in theaters or wait for to come on TV yet. If people are going to see it, I don’t see why I wouldn’t tag along.
300: Rise of an Empire (March 7)
I will probably be killed for what I am about to say but I did not like the first one. I found the movie to be over hyped, thus making it a let down when I saw it. While I am not going to see it, the trailer does look good. If you liked the first one, then you should go out to see this one.
Need for Speed (March 14)
While I was never a huge fan of the Need for Speed video games (that probably has something to do with the fact I suck at racing games), but the trailer looks interesting. If you liked the game or like racing movies, then you should probably check it out.
Veronica Mars (March 14)
While I never watched the show, it does have its fan following, which is why I added it to the list. I have to say the trailer does look rather interesting, it does feel like it can stand alone from the show.
Divergent (March 21)
I have never read the books, but they have been recommended to me since I love Hunger Games. The trailer and concept look interesting, I not sure if I am going to see it in theaters yet. If you are a fan of Hunger Games, this is supposed to similar so it might be worth checking out.
Muppets Most Wanted (March 21)
It’s the Muppets, does anything else really need to be said.
Captain America: Winter Solider (April 4)
Seriously who is not going to see this? Also is it just me or does Winter Soldier look like Sub-Zero?
The Amazing Spiderman 2 (May 2)
If you are a fan of the first one then you’re going to see this. I like the new approach so I will be checking this out. I do worry that they might be trying to do too much and we all saw how well that worked out for the 3rd one. Is it just me or does Harry look a bit emo?
Godzilla (May 16)
This one is an oldie, who has not seen at least one Godzilla movie? It has been awhile since someone has remade a Godzilla movie (not since 1998). With all the improvements to CGI and other special effects, I am curious to see how it looks. I am not anticipating a great story. I doubt I am going to rush to see it in theaters but I’ll have no problem checking it out when it comes on TV.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23)
Ok, so First Class wasn’t the greatest of movies but it was nice to see things from the beginning (even though is barely followed lore but lets just not get started on that). I am an X-Men fan so I am going to see this. I’m curious how they will execute the story line, I am planning keeping an open mind.
Maleficent (May 30)
Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney movies, so that alone is enough to get me to see this. I like the approach of telling a well-known tale from the antagonist point of view. I am a huge fan of the Wicked book for this reason. I am looking forward to seeing this when it comes out.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13)
If you liked the first one obviously you are going to see this one.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27)
Well the 3rd movie was pretty horrible, the 2nd was one was only alright. I am pretty much on the Michael Bay why won’t you just give this franchise up already bandwagon. Without a trailer it is hard to make an accurate call, but it really feels like Michael Bay is still trying to capitalize the success of the first one. Granted this one will have a whole new cast and possibly bring in the Dinobots (I am a fan of Beast Wars) but I don’t think that will be enough to save it. I am reserving judgement until I see a trailer.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 11)
I am not a Planet of the Apes person so I am not going to be seeing it. I just could never get into the whole talking Apes controlling the world. I do appreciate the fact they have been starting from the beginning and doing prequels. If you are a fan of this franchise then you should probably check out the new one.
Hercules (July 25)
After seeing the trailer for the first one and seeing many of the Rock’s other movies I am a bit hesitant. I just can’t help but feel like this is going to be another big money movie with no real story. I do want to see what the trailer looks like before I make that call.
Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1)
I will admit I am not as familiar with this series or story lines, so I have some research to do. It is a Marvel movie so I will be seeing in theaters for that reason alone.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug 8)
Not really looking forward to this based on everything I have heard about it. First the turtles are from an alien race, then they are from another dimension. Shredder is also from another dimension. OK, let’s be fair we all know the whole ooze thing is completely impractical but we didn’t care. The ooze is what made them, there was no need to change that. Megan Fox as April O’Neil, really? There will apparently no Casey Jones. Not really looking forward to this, but as a Turtles fan I will check it out – more than likely when it comes on TV.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Aug 22)
Lets be fair the first one was good, but how long has it been since the first one came out almost 10 years. While I am more than likely going to see this in theaters, I am worried about it. I am really worried that it will become over hyped and just not live up to the expectation. Here is to hoping that it will still be as good as the first one.
Dracula Untold (Oct 17)
Not sure about this one yet, since I have not been able to find much about it. I am a fan of Dracula and vampires, I do like how they are not doing the Bram Strokers tale but instead a story about Vlad the Impaler. It would be nice to see something about the man who started the legend.
Big Hero 6 (Nov 7)
With Disney now in charge of Marvel they seem to putting out all as many Marvel movies as they can. Since it is a Marvel movie, I will naturally be seeing it. I do like the fact that this one will be animated, that will give the movie a different vibe. I would like to say I am excited for the movie but it is another series/story line that I am not familiar with, so I see a bit of Marvel research in my future.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Nov 21)
Since I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan, I will be in the theater on thurs night seeing it. I just really hope they end it at a certain point in the story so that it will be cliffhanger to all those who have not read the books. I am also curious to see how much of other people’s point of views they show. I expect this to be great since Francis Lawrence did a great job with the second one.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again (Dec 17)
With any luck I will have finally seen the other 2 Hobbit movies which I have not seen and I will have read the books by this point. Hopefully by then I will have gotten into the movies and will want to see this one in theaters. Better late then never, besides let’s be fair anyone who is a fan of the fandom is going to see this movie since it is the last one.
Here is the movie list for 2014, let us know what movies you are most looking forward to and why?
Being the obsessed Hunger Games fan that I am, I had to check out The Starving Games. Well I just lost like an hour and half of my life that I am not going to be able to get back. I appreciate a good spoof, I love Star Wars and I am huge fan of Spaceballs. With that being said, no one can do a spoof like Mel Brooks. The Starving Games was the worst movies ever. I am going to tell you why because that is what people do when they experience something horrible.
Basically The Starving Games used every joke cliché that it could think of; the bathroom joke, the dead person not waiting to die, the foot in ass, “Hugh Janus” plus some more, , and of course a really dumb sex scene. These were not all the dumb jokes used there was also the; trying to climb the tree but can’t, only to find a ladder next to it, the walk around the tree but never see each other, and of course the bird pooping on the face.
They had the really dumb fight scene that is really just a joke, which might have been interesting if they did not pull a Sherlock Holmes where “Katniss” saw/thought how is was going to go before hand. To see that scene done twice was just too much. I understand when you make a spoof you are trying to make fun of the original movie but this one I think they just threw everything and anything they could think of in the movie. If it was a dumb joke, they basically used it. I am not sure about the rest of you but I find most of these jokes played out.
I am not opposed to adding in other movies and fandom’s into a spoof, but it should be done well. The Harry Potter reference was Harry, Ron and Hermione walking towards the reaping and Harry’s wand being broken as he is told his franchise it over. Basically they just wanted to make fun of Harry Potter. They had LMFAO playing in the arena and then blew them up. It was basically lets put in a popular band that everyone likes. After they could not kill “Katniss” they threw an angry bird at her and then fruit which she cut with a sword. Really, that was how can we add some popular games into the movie. Avatar was thrown in because yea, what else would happen while she is hallucinating. Naturally we should have James Cameron in the movie as well showing off how rich he is, that really makes sense. If you thought LMFAO was the going to be the only musical guest nope, lets just throw Taylor Swift and PSY in for no reason other then they are popular. Lets have a LOTR reference since the Hobbit movies have been coming out and lets make them perverts who are feeling up on “Peeta and Katniss.”
The Expendables were sent in to kill them; yea… that scene was just really dumb. It just made no sense at all except to be like oh lets put this into the movie because it would be cool.
At the very end of the movie they added the Avengers naturally it would be a great idea to put in the Avengers they are popular right now. No, it wasn’t they made no sense to the storyline at all.
I am still not sure if they were making fun of or if these were sponsors but “Seneca’s” beard had Nike, Starbucks, Mac, McDonalds, and H&M logos at any given point. I just did not get this; I would have thought they were making fun of Apple but used iPads and iPhones in the movie. Siri actually controlled what happened in the arena, so unless they were making fun of all that she can do, it kinda seemed like they liked Apple. I could be wrong and they could have been making fun of how much people use Apple products. If that is what they were doing, that joke failed because it is not fully obvious. I will give them points for trying to make an actual real joke.
I could go into way more detail about how bad this movie is but I really want to forget that I ever saw it. If I could wipe it from my memory completely I would. It was the worst possible hour and half of my life. I didn’t even bother to learn the spoof names because those were just dumb. I am always open to check out spoofs of anything that I enjoy. Lets be fair there all movies can be made fun of, I can respect that as long as it is done right. No, this was not at all. Do yourselves a favor DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE. Just don’t do it, it is not worth it.
- ‘The Starving Games’ Is The Worst ‘Hunger Games’ Spoof Ever: A Liveblog (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Starving Games (2013) – Ready for Another Spoof? (simonsayswatchthis.wordpress.com)
- The Starving Games (rogerebert.com)