American Hustle opens with a very out of shape Christian Bale getting out of bed. He arrives at his mirror, his gut protruding, as he prepares his elaborate combover for the day. The audience cackles as he goes through this daily routine. It’s hilarious and sets the tone for one of my favourite films of the year.
Hunger Games was a massive, unexpected hit. It seemed everyone was adapting popular book series looking for the next Twilight. Hunger Games is the new Twilight in terms of fan base and popularity. Thankfully, unlike Twilight, it wasn’t completely horrible and insulting to our intelligence. The movie also made Jennifer Lawrence a bona fide star which we can all be even more thankful for.
Anyways, does this sequel surpass the original? Easily.