I finally saw “Arrival”. Ladies and gentlemen, I honestly believe that in Denis Villeneuve we have one of the best directors of our time. This man is putting out amazing movie after amazing movie, and I’m still not over the fact that “Blade Runner 2049” was not nominated for ‘Best Picture’. Not much to say about Arrival without spoiling it, so.. Arrival - 8/10 I’ve never seen any of the Hunger Game movies, until now that I watched all of them pretty much back to back. Here are my ratings, which apparently go against the mainstream for some reason. Hunger Games - 5/10 The thing that I hated the most in in the first movie, by far, was the directing, the editing, the look of the film. It didn’t flow well at all, everything was so choppy, and what the heck was all that shaky cam doing there? I hate shaky cam. Also they never used wide lenses to show the amazing set pieces they had available, they always used long lenses and that really threw me off. This was wasted potential in my opinion, a good director could have done so much better, that’s why I was happy that they had gotten a new one for the rest of the series. Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 6/10 This was better than the first for sure. No shaky cam anymore, you could actually see what was going on. Still nothing spectacular though. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I - 5/10 I thought I liked this movie more than to give it a 5/10, but if you think about it, nothing really happens in this movie, nothing that justifies an over 2 hour runtime. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II - 7/10 This is the best movie by far in the series, in my opinion. This is the movie, the only movie, that actually surprised me in a good way. I actually enjoyed this one. And that’s what I meant when I said that my ratings of these movies apparently go against the mainstream, because Part II is the lowest rated of the series, which I really don’t understand. Things happen in this movie, a lot of things, there is plot in this, unlike the first part. And I guess some people say that as opposed to the first part, where there was only build up and no relief, that in this film there was only relief and no build up. And I can see that, having in mind that these movies came out one year apart from each other, but having them watched back to back, it didn’t bother me at all. Not in this one anyway. Also, this film is BEAUTIFUL! I have to say that, because I so despise the directing and look of the very first film, and the choppiness etc. Mockingjay Part II shows the capital, it lets scenes breath, it doesn’t cut every 3 seconds, you have some longer takes, you have some wider lenses, and beautiful colors, all of which I think could have made ‘Hunger Games’ a much better movie. I most loved the scenes where Jennifer Lawrence and her squad were invading the capital, running through the empty city and the sewer and all that. Although those weird creatures in the sewers didn’t at all fit the tone of the entire series. I have no idea how many of you actually read what I write, but if you did, thank you for letting me waste your time. Have a great day, and if you haven’t, watch Blade Runner 2049 and tell me it should have been nominated for Best Picture.