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Matt Prigge’s “Better Hunger” May Lead Many to Be Not Down With MPC

In response to Matt Prigge’s 544‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Metro

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Are you down with MPC (Matt Prigge Critique)? Fans of the mighty Prigge will be slightly disappointed due to the lack of exploration in “Catching Fire is a Better Hunger Games Than The Hunger Games.” The critic’s prose is gentle and eloquent, however the substance of his work may lead many to experience the silent cry.

To be clear, Better Hunger is a decent review. Prigge shows a fine understanding of structure, and the writing may inspire some to pick up a pen or computer and pound away for the rest of the day. However, the critic fails to expand on his argument for the audience, and one is left feeling hungry for MPC.

The generic nature of Better Hunger is troubling. Prigge’s opening commentary essentially informs the reader that the sequel is a rehash, which won’t come as a huge surprise to most. The critic earns a few Captain Obvious points that can be redeemed at a later time. What exactly is at the heart of the film?

Prigge is unable to produce any original thoughts on the lead performance of Jennifer Lawrence, except that she “is given more to do.” One may have been concerned as to whether J-Law would actually be in the film, but the critic  confirms that she does indeed have a role.

Director Francis Lawrence is acknowledged by Prigge in Better Hunger, but he refuses to explore the techniques that separate the sequel from the original. All Prigge really does is tell his audience that everything is bigger and better but less violent.

Better Hunger has the framework for a solid review, but there is nothing for one to get too excited about.    

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