The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the Less Powerful Though Still Good Closing of the Franchise

 

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Borrowed from thetorchentertainmentguide.com

Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen  is the face of the revolution against the Capitol, after the destruction of her district. And now it’s time for the final showdown. But complicating things is the rescue of Peeta, who’s been psychologically reprogrammed through a combination of torture and drugs to believe that Katniss is a monster who needs to be killed. And now Katniss, accompanied by her friends and a struggling Peeta, needs to end things, once and for all. And decide what the future is going to be. Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the Less Powerful Though Still Good Closing of the Franchise”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Yes, Part ONE), Characters Holding Themselves Together

 

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Borrowed from hypable.com

Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen survived the sadistic Hunger Games twice, unwittingly lighting the spark of revolution along the way. The Capitol’s President has responded to every slight challenge with violence or the threat thereof, finally culminating in the complete destruction of a district. Now Katniss, still reeling from the deaths and the capture of several of her friends, must become the face of the revolution. Because everyone is already looking to her. Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Yes, Part ONE), Characters Holding Themselves Together”

Crimson Peak: Evocative Characters, Harrowing Scenes

Borrowed from thecreativepartnership.co.uk

Genre: Horror/mystery

Synopsis: Edith is content focusing on her efforts to publish her stories and living with her father, when Thomas Sharpe from England enters her life, intent on winning her over. This culminates in him and his sister Lucille bringing her to their home, Crimson Peak, a place Edith realizes too late that she’s been warned against all her life–by ghosts, which she has the ability to see. And there are ghosts in Crimson Peak. Continue reading “Crimson Peak: Evocative Characters, Harrowing Scenes”

Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Melding of Action and Character Work

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Borrowed from posterposse.com

Genre: Post-apocalyptic/Action

Synopsis: Mad Max is a wanderer through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, when he’s captured by War Boys of Immortan Joe, a powerful and tyrannical warlord. He becomes unwittingly embroiled in an escape attempt consisting of other captives and one of the warlord’s top officials. Now the motley group needs to actually get away without stabbing each other in the back, and then figure out how they’re going to live. Continue reading “Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Melding of Action and Character Work”

Character Interpretations for the Rest of the Avengers from Age of Ultron

Finally, after getting through all of those (awesome) season finales, I get to finish looking at the characters from Avengers 2. Here’s my previous general impressions post, and my look at Black Widow and Hulk. And as Age of Ultron generated a lot of discussion, even about topics that don’t often get much attention, there are plenty of other different perspectives out there worth hearing–I’d link to some of the ones I’ve come across, but I need to run off to lab for a bit. Then sleep. Then con. Continue reading “Character Interpretations for the Rest of the Avengers from Age of Ultron”

Character Interpretations for Black Widow and Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Following up on my general Age of Ultron post, here’s my interpretations/reactions for Black Widow and Hulk’s plot lines–who I grouped together because they happen to be my favorite characters and because I have the most to say about them, not because they coincidentally ended up with a romantic subplot together. A less in-depth follow up post for all the other characters will follow. Continue reading “Character Interpretations for Black Widow and Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Avengers: Age of Ultron, General Impressions of Good But Flawed

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Borrowed from comicvine.com

Genre: Superhero, sci-fi

Synopsis: The Avengers launch a mission to retrieve Loki’s scepter, which is a success and doesn’t make international news for destroying any major cities. So Tony Stark decides to spice things up by creating his own villain, and things go downhill from there. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron, General Impressions of Good But Flawed”