"The Hunger Games" is a lot of fun, and considering its target audience, the world has a surprising amount of depth to it. As far as the violence goes, they show as much as they can get away with and still keep the PG-13 rating. That still allows for some pretty gruesome and uncomfortable imagery, which I think is what a movie like this needs.
Will you go see "The Hunger Games" this weekend, or stay home and rent "Battle Royale?" Or if you've seen it already, what did you think?
The Avengers is out in the United States this weekend, and it's everything you'd want out of a superhero movie. Best of all, you finally get to see Nick Fury in action. Just don't see it in 3D if you can avoid it. As a post-production conversion, it adds absolutely nothing to the movie.
Do stay all the way through the credits, though. The scene in the middle of the credits is your typical Marvel teaser for the next movie, but the one all the way at the end (filmed after the premiere) is really something special.
Sadly this week's sci-fi/fantasy offering just isn't very good. It has its moments, but in the end is a boring mess. Still, this isn't the worst thing Tim Burton has done. It's just frustratingly mediocre.
What do you think? Will you see Dark Shadows this weekend, spend your money on something more worthy? Like seeing The Avengers a third or fourth time.