The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
The movie originally received an R rating due to language. Upon failed repeals, Harvey Weinstein released the film unrated on March 30, 2012 in five theaters. He then removed three of the f-words giving the film the R rating and it received a new PG-13 rating by the MPAA. Weinstein then released the film nationwide in the United States on April 13, 2012.