’21 Jump Steet’ and ‘Battle Royale’ vs. ‘ Hunger Games’ pt. 2

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With March almost over, it seems as good a time as any to check in on our cinematic 2012 and start to weigh the few films of worth we’ve seen. Simon, Ricky, Justine and Julian ponder the question, re-open the Hunger Games / Battle Royale debate, and also review an unlknely SOS favorite, the Jonah Hill / Channing Tatum buddy-cop comedy 21 Jump Street, in full, glorious, spoiler-filled detail. You’ve been warned.

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  1. Mario in Philly says

    You guys are cracking me up with your review of 21 Jump Street! I hadn’t planned to see it but now I might. And even if I don’t, I can always go back and listen to this podcast. I thoroughly love your discussions and critiques, whether positive or negative.

    Hunger Games – A good point was made about the actual game being less exciting than the set up to get there. Katniss may be a hunter but she is not really a violent person. She runs to the woods and hangs out in the trees because she isn’t aggressive to kill. The slack of violence is partly from her POV and from a desire to get a PG-13 rating (which I hate using as an excuse but what can you do..), and it does subvert the sense of danger. But I was never bored with the movie. I like the way the people of the “future” were realized (which I never pictured when reading the book) and thought Stanley Tucci was hilarious!

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