Tag: Dystopian Future

Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Whenever a popular novel is adapted to the screen, I make a point of staying away from the book until after I’ve seen the movie….

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

If I didn’t already know coming in that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was adapted from an established literary trilogy, I probably wouldn’t have believed…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Oblivion (2013)

I’d be remiss in my review of Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion if I didn’t spend at least a few words begrudging the film’s promotional spots. I…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Dredd (2012)

A few months ago, audiences were subjected to Gareth Evan’s The Raid: Redemption (2012), a balls-to-the-walls Indonesian thriller in which a tactical police squad swarms…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

The Hunger Games (2012)

As the end credits of The Hunger Games rolled before me, a question came to mind: with this story on the shelves since 2008, why…

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