April 6, 2012

The Hungriest Games.

According to reports, Gary Ross will not be returning to direct the sequels.

Phew!

I hate to dump on the guy who gave birth to Pleasantville, but Ross was easily the weakest link in The Hunger Games (look at the chariot scene: If that didn't have swelling music behind it, would you have even known to think of it as a "powerful" moment for the characters or the story? It was awwwwwwkward).

He now joins the pantheon of filmmakers like Chris Columbus: Those whose softball, mediocre bullshit helped launch a franchise for more interesting directors to shine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, thanks for saying that. I've never been so struck by poor direction in a movie before. I was literally writhing around at some points, cringing at the awful.

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