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Whine Fest Is Hosted by Roger Moore in “Catching Fire”

In response to Roger Moore’s 644‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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Roger Moore writes of a “90 minute fashion show masquerading as a sci-fi epic” in the first sentence of his latest work, but doesn’t seem to realize that his piece is a disaster of literary fashion masquerading as a critique. Behold: “Movie Review: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire.”

It’s quite ironic that one of the few lines of critique in Catching Fire takes aim at the structure of the film. Moore could once again use a paragraph break or two, or possibly someone to read over his work. The writing is often awkward, and there is no sense of flow to the piece.

The true hypocrisy of Catching Fire is Moore’s failure to build on his argument. He slams the film in the open, offers a summary for the majority of the piece and produces a couple brief paragraphs of critique in the close. Moore clearly didn’t enjoy the film, but refuses to detail out his frustrations for the audience.

Moore completely neglects Jennifer Lawrence in Catching Fire, and some may panic due to this fact. One will learn that J-Law “has grown into a formidable young woman,” but the critic says absolutely nothing about her performance, which is highly problematic. It’s a perfect example of the complete mess.

One should not waste any time on Roger Moore’s whine fest. Seek out a review that can back up the smack talk.    

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