I saw two movies this past weekend, one in the theater on Friday and one at home today (should be obvious which is which).
The Hunger Games: I wanted to like this movie, but the camerawork just killed it. It was just so shaky that it looked like the film was done by amateurs. I'm not opposed to camera shake when it makes sense, but this film just really overdid it and it ruined parts of the movie completely. In fact, it was so bad my mom almost had to leave the theater due to motion sickness (for reference, she had no problem with The Bourne Ultimatum). Other than that it was okay. I'm not a huge fan of teenages being forced to kill each other, but it was a decent story. The actors could have been cast better, but oh well. I'd probably give it a C+ (B if it was watchable, but the camera caused that level of demotion). I haven't read the book, and I'll probably wait for DVD on the sequels, but it was decently entertaining and probably better than anything else currently playing.
Real Steel-I wasn't initially interested in this, but since it got good ratings I figured it was worth seeing. It was entertaining, but I do think it is a bit overrated. Still, not a bad movie, although it does seem very similar to Rocky (especially the second half). Plus, I am a fan of Hugh Jackman. B-
Top 5 Steel: Bizarro (SFNE), Nitro, Apollo's Chariot, Maverick, Banshee
Top 5 Wood: Boulder Dash, El Toro, Thunderhead, Gold Striker, Lightning Racer
Top 3 Parks: Holiday World, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Cedar Point
TPR Trips: IntimidaTour 2010, North East Trip 2011, LeviaTHON 2012, Mini Tours 2014 (New Hotness & East Coast)