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Jeffrey M. Anderson Will Tell You What Doesn’t Happen in “Fire (2013)”

In response to Jeffrey M. Anderson’s 621‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Combustible Celluloid

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“A lot of things aren’t clear. “—Jeffrey M. Anderson

While it’s understood that Anderson will most likely be an all-star at this year’s Whine Games, it’s not entirely clear what he is getting at in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).” It’s like seeing someone sobbing with silent cries and trying to understand what the problem is.

Jeffrey M. Anderson is so upset in Fire (2013) that he has to reference the plot of future films in the opening paragraph. The mild spoiler is clearly not understood by the critic. One typically desires a fresh viewing experience, and although the world is blazing with Katniss Mania, there are certainly those who may not necessarily understand the plot of the entire series. It’s somewhat offensive that a critic would open a review by noting what doesn’t happen in the sequel.

Anderson seems confused and angry through the entirety of Fire (2013). The new round of games doesn’t seem to be understood by the critic, and his simple critique is that it’s meant to make the film “bigger.” Anderson fails to expand on his complaints, and leaves the audience with a plate full of pout.

If one wasn’t offended by the opening paragraph of Fire (2013), Anderson once again returns to the “surprise” factor of the film and whines about the film’s title. The critic devotes a full paragraph to director Francis Lawrence, but literally says almost nothing about what he does with the film. There is no critique of Jennifer Lawrence’s lead performance, and nothing on the supporting cast.    

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