Film review – Hunger Games Mockingjay part 2

Dad and I had already invested a lot of time in watching the previous instalments of Hunger Games, so we went to see how the whole saga concludes

Following in the footsteps and box office success of the Twilight series in bringing teen multi-book series to the big screen, the Hunger Games has carried more mature themes, covering issues such as the inequalities arising from unfettered capitalism, the way absolute power corrupts, the pervasive way media invades our lives and therefore the need for the powerful to control it and in the case of the dystopian world of the books and films, this leading to society ultimately watching children kill each other for entertainment Continue reading

The new Star Wars movie is so close that I can almost feel the Force!

Dad and I are old enough to have watched Star Wars: A New Hope (episode 4) in the cinema in 1977. The special effects at that time were revolutionary and helped to seal dad’s fascination with science fiction


Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi completed the trilogy and propelled the films to legendary status. Though the special effects have dated, so many references from those films remain in modern popular culture

A discreet veil should drawn over the dark days of the second trilogy though dad and I did enjoy episode 3 Continue reading