Posts Tagged ‘Donald Sutherland’

Film: Hunger Games

Year: 2012

Cast: Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Laim Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson, Rhoda Griffis, Sandino Moya, Josh Hutcherson, Raiko Bowman, Dwayne Boyd, Anthony Reynolds, Judd Lormans, Woody Harrelson, Toby Jones, Kimio Gelman, Nelson Ascencio, Brooke Bundy, Lenny Kravitz, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeiyi, Leven Ramblin, Jack Quaid, Latarsha Rose, Donald Sutherland, Alexander Ludwig, Isabella Fuhrman

Plot: In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

Review: well the plot sums it up really, apart from this is definitely a teen girl flick bit like twilight but more interesting and my daughter says the books are awesome. Who am I to argue? This is well acted film with plenty of star names, excellent graphics and scenery as well as a good plot, until it starts to get soppy towards the end, what did I expect? Well just what I got a well acted good film, would I watch it again? Probably not as it’s not really my kind of film but if you have the choice of this or centipede, I’d watch this.

6/10 not for me, good Sunday afternoon, raining outside kind of film.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/FovFG3N_RSU

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Film: The Mechanic

Year: 2011

Cast: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland, jeff Chase, Mini Anden, James Logan, Eddie J.Fernandez, Joshua Bridgewater, John McConnell, Christa Campbell, Joel Davis, Mark Nutter, Ardy Brent Carlson, Lara Grice

Plot: Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

Review: This was a great film from start to finish, I was little disappointed that Mr Sutherland wasn’t in it as long as I would have liked but you can’t have everything, Jason Statham as Arthur Bishop was his usual action self kicking punching and shooting his way through the film, but what’s this? Emotion! Acting! My god its true Mr Statham was actually acting which was nice to see.

Ben Foster played a good part as Sutherland’s troubled son Steve, taken under the Wing of Statham to teach him his trade, a little psychotic but what do you expect his best role yet as far as I am concerned.

Some reviews have said that the 1972 version by Bronson was a better film, I hate to buck the trend of liking the original but Bronson was as wooden as Statham can be, however Statham has the edge on the action, more believable and no moustache!

For an action/Thriller type film there is actually a lot of emotion and sentiment which makes it a better film.

09/10

Awesome action scenes, some bits are a little too real for some people. You’ll be captivated by Fosters role in this film