So I am here to rant a little more once again. Most of this should be good ranting and "just my opinion" ranting. I am going to start with the Hunger Games. Please note I have only seen the first two movies, so that's where most of this comes from. Honestly my biggest issue is with Katniss Everdeen. Does she has have to scream so much? I know a lot of horrible things are happening but it can get annoying after awhile. The one thing I think that bugs me more than that, is the Peeta or Gale argument. When I watch or read stuff I can usually establish a pairing by the end of the movie or in a couple volumes. End of the second movie comes and I am just like..."I ship you with neither". How am I supposed to pair Katniss with anyone when she can't even make up her own mind. I am not sure if the books have a more clear cut depiction of who she really likes but in the movies it is lost. She is so umm flakey? I guess. It drives me a little crazy that she likes one and then she likes the other but with no clear shift as to why she changes between the two. When she is in district 12 it's all "I like Gale" and when she has to partake in the hunger games she is all "I like Peeta now". It also kind of bugs me that she kisses one and then kisses the other. I know most of Katniss and Peeta's kiss are for show but still. I kind of feel that Katniss' love for Peeta really only stems from the adrenaline rush and fear the games create. Where as Gale has a true friendship with her. I think there is backstory here that I am not aware of because the movies haven't explained it well enough to me. So maybe there is more to this but I am just not seeing it. I feel more sorry for Peeta and Gale because they can't get a clear answer. I don't know. I have watched and read many things with this whole love triangle thing and usually the girl has more invested emotions. I know in Catching Fire Katniss said "I don't have time for romance" or something like that, okay then why as soon as you are away from Gale you pretty much latch on to Peeta... and not just to show off too. I think I would have paired Katniss with Gale but her strange gravitation to Peeta and all they have been through to together I guess I am just like "you two be together, let Gale find someone who truly wants to be with him". Am I too focused on the relationships? Should I read the books if I want to get the full story? Again I don't know. What I do know is that the movies aren't all that bad, I am just not loving the main characters. If the movies were about Gale or Primrose I would probably enjoy it more. I have been told I worry to much about pairings when I watch or read things, but it adds an extra passion for the things I watch/read. It also to do with the characters, if they aren't good then everything else falls apart. So yeah. I also found that Hunger Games and Catching Fire felt too much like I was watching the same movie over again. I get why it was the way it was but way too similar. That's all for my Hunger Games rant.
All righty next is Heroes Reborn... Matt Parkman...enough said. Okay not really. I didn't mind his character for like the first two seasons of Heroes but then he just became jealous, over protective and a little crazy. Him getting back together with his ex-wife(which I didn't get) kind of ruined his character. So I get why he is kind of a jerk(okay he is a jerk) in Heroes Reborn. I am just like... of all the characters in Heroes, he had to come back. I get why, because his mind control powers and everything, but I am just like "I was done with you in heroes". So yeah I am kind of not happy about him being back. Noah Bennet is still being his super distrustful way to overprotective self again. Spoilers head probably. Okay definitely. This also drove me bonkers about Heroes. I was hoping to see some character growth here. Malina is a perfect opportunity for him to not be like he was with Claire. But no, already he is in up to his bad habits by not letting Luke join him and Malina. Old habits die hard I guess. Hopefully Myka/Rebel won't disappoint. I am patiently waiting for him to play his part in this. He is one recurring character I am happy about. Lastly Hiro. I love him but my biggest thing was ...why did he have to fall in love with Tommy's mom? Was it necessary? Not really. It just looked weird to me. That's one thing the Heroes series has trouble with, pairings. Half are good and half are bad. And the good ones never last. The bad ones get too much focus. But I won't get into that. Maybe another time.
Lastly I am half a volume away from finishing Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. Yay! So much happiness but I am sad it's over... again. Oh well next feat is XXX Holic. I found an actual timeline that explains everything between Card Captor Sakura, Tsubasa and XXX Holic. Most of it was already known but seeing written down really helps make it clear. I will post it here for other big CLAMP fans like myself.
tsubasa.wikia.com/wiki/Timelin… It does include the movies and I don't really count those as relevant to the timeline because to me the manga is the truest representation of the story, untainted by filler and editing. But yeah check it out. If anyone would like to post CLAMP theories below, please share. Also if Blood C? I am looking in to getting into it. Yes? No? Tell me what you thought of it without spoilers and if it is worth adding to my CLAMP collection.