picoreview: hunger games, wrath of the titans

Picoreview: THE HUNGER GAMES : Enjoyed it thoroughly. Going to have to read the books to see if the utterly mystifying world building is better explained.

Picoreview: WRATH OF THE TITANS : Dramatic but boring.

Also, you want to talk about utterly mystifying: they re-cast Andromeda from a brunette to a blonde, and I didn’t remember the character’s name from the first movie so fucked if I could figure out why Perseus the fisherman seemed to have an unresolved relationship with the Greek queen. Ted was hard-pressed to convince me the character was supposed to have been the same one from the first film, and I’m annoyed enough by the recasting (they didn’t even make her BRUNETTE, FFS) to be retroactively more annoyed with the movie than I was while watching it. I wasn’t annoyed then, I just didn’t care very much.

That said, I will no doubt go see the third one, and will be disappointed if it isn’t DEATH OF THE TITANS.

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  1. I would be interested in hearing your comments re:the world building in the “Hunger Games” when you get teh time to read the books.
    I have read the books, but not seen the movie yet. There are aspects of the world building that seem a bit off to me. Perhaps becuase as an adult who has read a fair amount of UF/alternate history I am more critical of such things (science & geography in paticular) as coherent world building. I get why the world had to be that way for the story to work but there are aspects that just in retrospect I have to go huh?

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