Still playing catchup on the news as real-life continues to suck up all my free time. Here’s some Robocop news, some ill-advised biopic news, some invisible news, and some batman news. All good things!Continue reading “Awesome News: Catch Up Edition #2”
There are a boat load of characters in the last two Hunger Games movies and here are character posters for some of them.
Sometimes you hear about a movie and you think “how are they going to do that?” because the concept is so weirdly specific or, as is the case with Lego, so enormously broad. I’m of the opinion that you can make a good movie out of anything though because, as it turns out, you totally can.
The Lego Movie is one of the best movies you are going to see this year. Bold words for the first week of February I grant you but it’s true. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest theatre with your best friends and watch as all the freedom of imagination you had as a kid is projected on screen. It’s seriously amazing.
I’m going to talk a little bit about why I loved this movie now but that’s going to entail some slight spoilers so my recommendation is that you stop reading and go watch. Ok? Ok.
I’ve actually been avoiding clips and things from _The Lego Movie_ because I don’t want anything spoiled but this ‘Behind the Bricks’ trailer is too damn cute to ignore (and doesn’t seem to spoil anything).
It’s hard to believe that it has only been a year and a half since _The Hunger Games_ came out. There has been a string of young adult books adapted into movies following the success of Harry Potter, most of them featuring an up and coming young actor in the lead surrounded by Hollywood veterans, usually fighting against some oppressive regime. The Hunger Games was no different. Jennifer Lawrence was aiming for her big break and Lionsgate was looking for a new cash cow.
The film itself wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t really _good_ either. Suffering from a small budget and a weak screenplay it fell comfortably into the “good enough” category and made enough money to warrant adapting the rest of the series into movies.
It’s a good thing too because where _The Hunger Games_ was just good enough, _The Hunger Games: Catching Fire_ is actually really good.
In case you can’t tell from [the trailers](http://awesomefriday.ca/2013/10/stop-what-youre-doing-and-watch-the-lego-movie-trailer/) The Lego Movie is shaping up to be pretty great. Here now are some characters sheets to give us a better look at our.. uh.. characters. Dammit.
I was worried after the [first trailer](http://awesomefriday.ca/2013/06/the-lego-movie-trailer-wait-theres-a-lego-movie/) that The Lego Movie might turn out to be just a toy commercial. This new trailer makes me think it might be a smart, funny toy commercial.
Because of course there is. Now, I’m pretty cynical about this kind of stuff. I mean, it’s a _Lego_ movie; otherwise known as _an extended toy commercial_. However, there’s some talent behind this so let’s watch.
The Hunger Games, like it or not, was a huge hit last year. I didn’t think it was bad, I just wished it were better. So here’s the first teaser for the second movie, Catching Fire:
To be fair, there’s a lot we don’t see here and it is just a teaser, but it any of this is as well executed as it looks and the cast brings their A game (which they are all more than capable of doing) then this might end up being great. Hopefully.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes out this November.