Written by: Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray and Gary Ross, based on the novel by Collins
Directed by: Gary Ross
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks
Review: First off, no one is happier than me that child gladiatorial combat has become as popular as it is with this movie. But if you’re going to go that route, why are you going to spend half your movie on dream sequences about bread instead of child-on-child brutality? And why is it okay for a movie to pit children against each other, but when I do it with the preschool class at that church on the corner, it’s “an atrocity”? Mine turned out better than the movie, dammit.
Time: 22 seconds