I have to be very honest the premise of this movie did nothing for me. I really don’t like the whole Gladiator, watch till someone dies type of entertainment. Heck, I still don’t get boxing or competitive fighting as a sport :p but when my husband who rarely wants to go to the movies chooses to watch it, I’m more than happy to go along.
I was pleasantly surprised. While the story was predictable, the theme of hope intrigued me a fair bit. Also, I like stories that have strong female protagonists. The thing I wasn’t sure about, was the strange love triangle but I completely understand, that’s how you sell tickets and rival Twilight.
In a nutshell, it was a good enough movie to pay $12 for it. Visual effects were decent for such a film but not fantastic, enough to make me want to read the books. Now everyone knows what is my next buy on my Kindle this weekend.