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Bob Grimm’s “Hunger Games” Is Review-on-the-Go Fun

In response to Bob Grimm’s 621‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Reno News and Review

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Are you a busy reader during the Holiday season? Are you offended by long and expansive reviews? We have the perfect review for you! Enjoy Bob Grimm’s latest piece “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” It’s not essential reading for the review connoisseur, but it is pound-for-pound one of the best critiques under seven hundred words.

Bob Grimm immediately gets to the point in Hunger Games, and doesn’t dilly-dally around with exposition and obvious statements. The critic understands the busy lives of his audience, and their desire for pure critique that is fresh and lively. Some have called Grimm the “Heisenberg” of film criticism, simply because his work is so unbelievably potent.

Hunger Games opens with a crisp thesis statement that may literally knock the socks off the reader. It’s a rare feat that hasn’t been explained yet, but it does happen. Grimm does a swell job of noting the importance of director Francis Lawrence, and how he ripped off the Harry Potter style of Alfonso Cuaron. It’s a back-handed compliment from the critic, but the effect is astonishing.

Grimm offers a pleasant paragraph on the great J-Law towards the end of Hunger Games, and one might reach Katniss bliss with the fine wording of the craftsman. Smiles will be had, and Hunger Games nerds will surely have mindgasms of epic proportions. Despite reaching such heights in the review, the critic fizzles out in the concluding paragraphs with brief thoughts on the supporting cast. It’s mildly disappointing, but the reader on-the-go may be pleased.

Hunger Games is an informative and direct review that doesn’t waste any of your Holiday time.    

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