The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Despite being superior to the first Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug nevertheless still disappoints. While still entertaining, the movie is bloated, overlong and suffers from middle-movie narrative issues. This is what happens when a 300-odd page book is stretched into three movies each spanning about 3 hours.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Catching Fire is the best young adult book-to-movie adaptation there is. Directed by Francis Lawrence of I am Legend fame, the movie is vastly superior to The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen is the heart and soul of the movie. Emotionally thrilling for both fans and newcomers alike.
Reviews courtesy of Sharon Ho, Singapore.
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