Classic Movie Reviews are occasional posts in which I review a movie from the past. It might have to do with a movie coming out that week or just a personal favorite of mine. These reviews may contain spoilers.

hunger games

The highly popular Hunger Games franchise is finally and mercifully coming to a close this Friday.  Because of that, I’m taking a look at the previous 3 movies.  I know a ton of people love these movies, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why.  As always with the franchise reviews, these will be shorter than normal reviews.  If you want to hear a more in depth discussion on these movies, it was the topic of our podcast last week.  Check that out here.

Disclaimer: No, I have not read the books.  I watch movies.  A movie franchise should stand alone from whatever book franchise it’s based on.  I read the Harry Potter books and never found myself defending the movies based on things I found in the book.  It shouldn’t and doesn’t matter.  Rant over.

The Hunger Games

The movie that kicks off the franchise also happens to be the worst movie of the bunch.