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Chris Knight Focuses on Observations Over Analysis in “Struts Her Stuff”

In response to Chris Knight’s 803‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on National Post 

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/11/21/the-hunger-games-catching-fire-reviewed-jennifer-lawrence-struts-her-stuff-in-unfaltering-sequel-that-sets-the-stage-for-a-fantastic-finale/

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Chris Knight may lose a few Twitter followers due to the boring nature of his latest work, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, reviewed: Jennifer Lawrence struts her stuff in unfaltering sequel that sets the state for a fantastic finale.”

The epic title is arguably the best bit of analysis in Struts Her Stuff, as Knight resorts to observations in the body rather than producing anything that screams out critique. The critic has created fine pieces of art in his career, but this is not one of them.

Struts Her Stuff has fine visuals on display. The stunning header image of Katniss will please all from the Katniss geeks to Katniss haters, and one simply can’t deny the glory of Jennifer Lawrence. Knight proves to have strong image game.

The critic’s writing is quite all right in Struts Her Stuff, however nothing too important is offered to the audience. One will find a substantial amount of context and plot summary, but Knight fails to deliver with deep critique. The director Francis Lawrence is briefly mentioned, and Knight simply zips through cast mentions with no regard for analytical thought. Even the great J-Law is only given two wimpy sentences at the end.  

Struts Her Stuff has value for the common reader, but Knight appears to be content with making simple observation rather than seriously breaking down the film with vigor and force.    

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