Totally forgot to review THG when I watched it a few weeks ago. It's very much a 5/10 for me.|
My main gripe was that it the games should've been the pay-off for the long build-up, but actually they were completely underwhelming. I found it particularly galling that the main character was forced in to every kill. I think they missed an opportunity to blur the lines between her actions being justifiable and immoral.
Whilst the future (dystopia) setting was hardly the most amazing thing, it was actually more interesting than the games themselves. Having not read the book I spent the whole time feeling as though I was only being told half the story - something I never felt with the Harry Potter films (the first 5, anyway) or the LotR (which I had read but didn't feel it was lacking).
It wasn't a bad film as such, just completely forgettable and unremarkable. I find it slightly offensive that the makers claimed to have not heard of Battle Royale when there were an uncomfortable number of similarities.
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