Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 146 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

I never even intended to go to the first "Hunger Games" movie, but ended up doing so out of boredom.  To say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement.  I LOVED it.

The second movie is basically the first movie, which made it pretty underwhelming.  The ending is quite different, setting up the third movie.  But aside from that, I felt like I'd already seen this.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Homefront (2013)

Rated: R - Runtime: 100 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

Pretty formula low-budget action feature where you insert a generic action star (Sylvester Stallone, writer and producer, was originally going to lead, but handed the role off to Jason Statham instead) and let them beat the crap out of a lot of people in standard fight scenes, maybe throw in a couple of explosions.  If you like that, you'll be fine with this.

Pretty much on the level of Dwayne 'The Rock" Johnson's remake of "Walking Tall".