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Mike Cohen
Re: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
on Nov 25, 2013 at 5:23:26 pm

We likely will not see this movie until it is on RedBox - we sit really close to the TV so it is almost like IMAX!

On a related but not really related note, over the weekend after the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who movie on BBC America, they played the pilot of Atlantis, a weak SyFy quality Game of Thrones poser show. Maybe it's popular on the real BBC, but probably not.

Anyway, since most Americans will NEVER see this show (mainly because it is terrible), in the pilot, Jason (a modern British deep sea explorer type) goes in search of his father, who possibly died in a mini-sub accident presumably in the Mediterranean Sea. Naturally Jason is sucked into the lost city of Atlantis (that's not really a spoiler because all you have to do is mention "Atlantis" and you pretty much know what is going to happen).

Anyway, after making friends with Pythagorus and Hercules (Mary Addy, lovable guy from the Full Monty and the first episode of Game of Thrones is, apparently, the most muscular British actor available for a short-lived tv series), Jason enters the annual lottery to face the Minotaur.

Now stop me if this starts to sound familiar.

Each year the citizens of Atlantis draw lots and 7 of them have to enter the Minotaur's cave maze and basically die for their city.

Of course Pythagorus chooses the black stone, and because he's a mathematician of course he's a 90 pound weakling, and Jason being a marine biologist is of course a bad a$$. So Jason, and I quote, offers himself in tribute to face the Minotaur. They really did not try to pretend that they were ripping off the Hunger Games.

Anyway, the rest of the episode goes in a predictable way, as will the rest of the episodes that make it to air before it is cancelled due to poor ratings.

Mike Cohen

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