Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
I know it sounds stupid but I was expecting this version of Great Expectations to be more modern. This movie feels tiresome and just another period piece remake of a Charles Dickens's novel. Where is the new interpretation? Is it so hard to think outside the box. There are already at least 6 versions of this movie that are completely identical, do we need another...I think not.
I genuinely attempted to enjoy this movie but it felt dated and drawn out. Honestly there does not seem to be enough subject matter to warrant a 2 hour movie. The trend of thinking a good movie needs to be over 2 hours nowadays is actually hurting the storytelling and flow of what should be great movies.
I will give Helena Bonham Carter credit though as she livens up the movie a little but even she doesn't have the acting chops to save this sinking ship.
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