So, wow, been quite a while. I have been busy, but also felt like this sort of needed a revamp in format. Not sure what it should be, but I did see Catching Fire and wanted to post about it. For now, I will not be rating things I watch or read.
First off, how crazy is this PS4 thing? I wanted to have mine by now but I refuse to pay the jacked up bundle prices. I saw one as high as $800.00. I am not sure if the supply really is this low, if retail companies are trying to create an extremely high demand for the holidays or if Sony is making one huge mistake. I am hoping that once people start refusing to pay the outrageous prices on EBay that the scalpers will have less of a reason to buy 5 at a time for resale and the market will settle down.
Before the Hunger Games chat, I wanted to talk about Thor: The Dark World and Skyfall. I recently saw both and one was a real disappointment. Another huge disappointment was the amount of commercials before the coming attractions, then comes the coming attractions and finally the movie. My girlfriend and I went before work when we saw Catching Fire and it was a huge pain because the movie time was no where near when the actual movie started. They either need to shorten their pre-movie packages or put the time of the actual movie start.
Skyfall had high hopes from me because I really enjoy Judi Dench, of course she was good, but I feel the rest of the cast was just not up to par. It was definitely weird to see Ralph Fiennes with a nose but he did not get enough screen time. Javier Bardem was actually pretty darned good. Everyone else, I just did not care for. I still am having a hard time buying Daniel Craig as the new Bond. I have no problem with new actors playing an old role (I am a huge Doctor Who fan) but he just doesn’t seem to fit it for me.
Opposite, Thor: The Dark World was quite good. Overall the acting was well done and when certain surprises happen within the story, I am touched by them. Oh and HUGE amounts of love for Zachary Levi. I kept it from my girlfriend that he would be in it. We are both big Chuck fans, me a bit more so, and he really holds his own in such a big time movie. I really want to see him cast as a leading man. I know quite a few people did not care for this movie, but I thought this added a lot of the Norse mythology that was missing from the first. I am actually looking forward to the sequel which is funny because I do not like the comics, never have.
OK now for the major movie I was waiting for this year, (besides The Hobbit of course) Catching Fire. I cannot praise Jennifer Lawrence enough. I really can’t there is just not enough time. She is so good and I am officially just a fan of her alone. I will watch anything else she is in. I was hysterical in the elevator scene with her faces and her expression in the final shot was perfect. And just like the previous movie, Lenny Kravitz is perfect. He really is an amazing actor and I could not picture anyone else as Cinna. The only casting issue had been with Finnick. He was described very differently in the book. The pacing was good but they could have taken off 10 minutes or so because it was a bit long. Really good movie though. Definitely check it out.
That is all for now. Hopefully will figure out my new format soon. Have a great weekend and watch your step, it is icy out there!