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Matt Neal Is a Chef of Criticism in “The Hunger”

In response to Matt Neal’s 664‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on The Standard 

http://www.standard.net.au/story/1926009/film-review-the-hunger-games-catching-fire/?cs=73

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Have you signed up for Neal’s Meals yet? Someone is cooking up a little cinema knowledge and his name is Matt Neal. The fantastic chef of film criticism heats up the web page in the sizzling “Film Review—The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Caution: HOT.  

Neal prepares his main argument with a touch of context for the reader in The Hunger, and produces a tasty appetizer in the form of a “dark sequel” commentary. It’s on the house, reader, and it’s all for you. The chef pleases with nifty phrasing like “having stuck it to the man,” which injects a quiet amount of rebellion to the piece, and could possibly lead Neal to drop the f in “Chef.”

The Hunger gets better as Neal looks at the explosion of moral issues in the sequel, and how they “burst into technocolour.” The words of the chef excite the mind, and the detailing of visuals could make one want to rock out to “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix during the reading.

Despite the enjoyable taste of The Hunger, Neal’s meal cools out in the concluding paragraphs. The chef fails to mention director Francis Lawrence in the body, which comes as a huge surprise, and the analysis on Jennifer Lawrence is brief and flimsy. The critique for the supporting cast is almost non-existent, and the critic serves up the obligatory roll call.

The Hunger is a fantastic review, but Neal appears to be unprepared for the next level.    

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