movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Wed Aug 28 2013, 11:02am | 4 comments
Ooo! A (vaguely) science-fictional action survival story… and it’s about a girl? Woo-hoo!
Director Kevin Macdonald and star Saoirse Ronan are just a bonus.
I’m particularly impressed with the change in Ronan’s demeanour (and appearance) through this film — sure, some of it’s makeup, but it’s still a challenging arc to pull off.
Finally saw this on Netflix the other evening. Good movie. There were a couple of big emotional leaps made (I’m sure there was more detail, more ‘showing’ of how they happened in the book) that seemed awfully quick, but, overall, a good story.
This is still on Netflix (or is on it again) and we (me and early teens boy) watched it again yesterday. Yup, a good story. One of these days I ought to read the book.
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