Schlagwort: The Hunger Games

20. November 2015 / / Reviews

Im vierten uns letzten Teil der Hunger Games Reihe eskaliert die Revolution um Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) zu einem allumfassenden Krieg, der herbe Opfer fordert. Mit Mockingjay Part 2 liefert Regisseur Francis Lawrence nicht nur ein emotionsgeladenes Finale, sondern auch den besten Eintrag in der dystopischen Filmreihe.

Diesen Donnerstag wird mit Mockingjay Part 2 die 4-teilige Filmreihe The Hunger Games rund um Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) beendet. Wolfgang hat eine kurze Audio Review vorbereitet, um einen Eindruck zu geben, ob der letzte Teil des Franchise ein würdiges Ende für die Geschichte bietet.

In diesem Nachsitzen-Podcast besprechen Wolfgang und Michi Filme, die wir auf Flipthetruck in den letzten Wochen vernachlässigt haben. Interessanter Weise können sie fast alles Gesehene, von Pride über Mr. Turner bis hin zu Nightcrawler empfehlen!

19. November 2014 / / Reviews

   Mit Mockingjay Teil 1 kommt die erste Hälfte des finalen Buchs ins Kino und die Frage ist: kann die erste Hälfte des letzten Buchs das Tempo und die Qualität halten, welche der vorangegangene Film Catching Fire vorgelegt hat?

17. November 2014 / / Analysen

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The third (and not final) installment of the Hunger games book-trilogy will arrive in cinemas this week!

And the stakes couldn’t be higher. After the events in Catching Fire a full scale rebellion has broken out, which is turning Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) into the symbol of said revolution – the titular Mockingjay.

While The Hunger Games left me quite unimpressed Catching Fire turned me into a total fan of this Young Adult series. Yet despite my optimism for the future installment(s) I kept hearing what seemed to be the general consensus:

That Mockingjay was by far the worst of the three Hunger Games books and that it was a complete letdown for fans of the series.

So there I was: excited for a new movie which was already touted as a big letdown by the readers. Did this mean that Hunger Games was already past his prime right when I started to get into the fun? Ready for the inevitable disappointment I got my hands on a copy of the final book Mockingjay so that I could judge for myself if I should stop being excited for the series.

Having finished the book within a few days I was confident in two things:

  1. That splitting Mockingjay into two parts can be done without it feeling unnecessary (although it could easily be done in one movie).
  2. That Mockingjay was infact my favorite of the three stories.

So I thought it was about time to make a stand for a book which in my eyes has a quite undeserved reputation. A book which in my mind completely transcends the first two installments and transforms a quite good series into a very mature anti-war drama which avoids a surprising amount of clichés.

17. Oktober 2014 / / Reviews

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The Maze Runner ist eine jener Jugendliteratur-Verfilmungen, die natürlich auf einem Weltbestseller (geschrieben von James Dashner) basiert, der natürlich teil einer Trilogie ist, die natürlich schon jetzt ein Phänomen ist. Doch wenn The Hunger Games mir eines gelernt hat, dann dass diese Art von Marketing oft eine Self-Fulfilling-Prophecy ist und durch die Verfilmung ein tatsächliches Weltphänomen entsteht.

Ist The Maze Runner also der Start in einen neuen Rekordfranchise?

3. Februar 2014 / / General

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This Sunday (February 2nd) American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master, The Boat that Rocked) passed away from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 46. For more information on his death and how this will affect the final two Hunger Games movies hit the jump:

23. Januar 2014 / / General

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This november unfortunately won’t mark the end of the Hunger Games Trilogy because it was decided to split the final book titled Mockingjay into two parts (do we really need to ask why?). So this sadly means that we have almost two more years for the ending of the story of Katniss Everdeen (then again the wait doesn’t seem that long if we consider that we have a Hunger Games movie every year).

Now the first poster was published once again featuring the simple design of the Mockingjay who started out as a simple pin for Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) from her sister (or the mayor’s daughter depending if you are talking about the movie or the book) and has now become the symbol of the revolution: