After much waiting, the spin-off/prequel, will finally be hitting the theatres later this month. However, an early pre-screening has been showing promising results for the movie, with critics calling it nothing short of a masterpiece.
The social media is full of praise for the way the movie has been adapted, and the lead stars, Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth are being hailed as exceptional. While book-to-movie adaptations often miss something or the other detail, seeing the early reactions, it seems Hollywood may have finally nailed the concept of the craft.
was sensational when it was released as a prequel to the original trilogy. Now as its movie adaptation is set to release, it seems it is on the same path more or less.
Set 64 years before the events of , it details how the main antagonist of the original trilogy, Coriolanus Snow (played by ) ends up becoming who he is. Snow is selected to mentor Lucy Gray (played by ), a tribute from District 12, and goes on to experience complex moral dilemmas as he wrestles with his own ambitions and desires.
The movie’s early screening has had numerous fans and critics applaud the movie for how well it adapted the complex storyline, fitting everything perfectly into its long runtime of more than 2 hours. While many regarded the 2/3 of the movie as exceptionally breathtaking, the last bit was no less undeserved.
Others regarded the movie as staying surprisingly true to the source material, keeping fans at the edge of their seats throughout the movie. Having not one bad review so far, it seems the movie certainly is a masterpiece.
While the movie is being praised for its screenwriting, songs, graphics, and overall adaptations, its lead stars, Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler are being hailed for other magnetic performances. Not only are they being praised for how well they portrayed their book counterparts, but they outshine the original trilogy’s characters with grace unmatched.
While Zegler is being praised for outshining ‘s Katniss Everdeen, Blyth is being hailed as he was born to play the role of Snow. One critic even stated (via ),
“Tom Blyth gives the performance of a lifetime!”
But it wasn’t only the lead stars who took all the praise, even and are being called showstoppers.
Seeing the overall reviews, and not one negative one, it is safe to say the movie is worth watching!
is set to release on November 17, 2023.