The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes | KT Review

First you should know I’ve read the book, but have few memories of what happened in it -it was a while ago. I always like the vintage meshed with the extreme. It’s dark but fresh and gives off hints of HP settings. It’s the sort of movie where I would love to see the world rules that determine hairstyles and relationships and things like that.

Starring both new and familiar faces, the first person I recognised that I knew where I’d seen them before was Peter Dinklage as Dean Casca Highbottom -no need to tell you where I recognise them from, but mostly Game of Thrones. Then you’ve got Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow who you may have seen in The Guilded Age. Hunter Schaefer who is just brilliant as Tigris and who you may know from Euphoria. And, of course, Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird and previously seen in Shazam! Fury of the Gods (or at least,that’s what I last saw her in).

And you can rent it on YouTube Here too.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Review Conclusion

Finally, the sound of snow. Falling. 

Dean Casca Highbottom, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

That might be my favourite line from the whole movie! It’s certainly an interesting story, there’s ‘ah, that’s how we got there’ moments and lots of fun tunes. And just when you think they’ll never see each other again… Ah, well, I won’t spoil it for you.

This is quite an exceptional movie, although a smidge long, and has a weirdly calm vibe throughout -like a lilting country song (or maybe the whole album)- it’s like a western set just as cars are becoming the norm but most can’t afford them and before society slides into a new way of existing after a long hard war. Holding onto the old ways even as it embraces the new. However, it does seem to be lacking in background noise in places, the atmosphere of people.

If you watched the other Hunger Games movies, you should definitely watch it. And if you didn’t but like weird westerns that are not westerns, you should watch it too.