I watched the PG-13 rated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 last night. It’s the fourth and final installment of the Hunger Games series. The story in this installment takes place right after Mockingjay Part 1. In the previous installment, Katniss spent quite a bit of her time as the propaganda piece for the rebels. But in part two, she returns to the battlefield. This time around, she’s not fighting to stay alive in the Hunger Games arena. Instead, she and the rebels are at war with the Capitol. I enjoyed the conclusion to the Hunger Games story, but I thought the ending was a bit long (kinda of like the ending for the final Hobbit movie). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Lionsgate) is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. In addition, The Hunger Games: Complete 4 Film Collection is also available as a box set.
Looks like spring break is a slow week for new DVDs and Blu-rays. New releases this week include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson), Daddy’s Home (Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell), and Monster High: Great Scarrier Reef (animated). My older kids and I will want to see the conclusion to the Hunger Games (review), but my youngest child is a big fan of the Monster High series. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Good morning, dads and moms. It’s finally above freezing around here. This past week or two has been the coldest in several years. Anyway, I have four winner announcements today. But first, here are the current giveaways running on my blogs.
- Blu-ray Movie Magic Sweepstake (ends 12/14)
- Sol Republic Giveaway (ends 12/18)
- Simpsons Giveaway (ends 12/19)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is setting the box office on fire. It came in number one the last two weeks and will probably come in first again this weekend. So far, the movie has grossed over $300 million, which is a little more than my salary. There wasn’t a screening in the Portland area, so we have not seen it yet. I think we’re the only ones that have not watched the film, but we plan on seeing it during the winter break. We can’t wait to see it. BTW, I have a fabulous giveaway for you Hunger Games fans. Thanks to Lionsgate, I’m giving a Hunger Games prize pack. It consists of:
My tween daughter and I saw a screening of The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Wednesday night. This movie is going to be a huge hit and we were very lucky to snag a couple of passes for the screening. According to the news, all the midnight showings last night were sold out. A bunch of my daughter’s six-grader friends went to the midnight showing even though it was a school night (classes start at 7:30 am at my daughter’s middle school). As you probably know, the film is based on the first book of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of The Hunger Games.
The 411 for The Hunger Games
|The story||Two children try to survive a deadly game mandated by the government.|
|Appropriateness for children||No sexual content, but there is some violence and intense scenes. In addition, the story is about 24 children trying to kill each other in the Hunger Games.|
|Release date||March 23, 2012|
|Rating||Rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images.|
|Genre||Drama, action, science fiction|