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.
Look, I've fought him before. And after, we took in his old friends. They've become leaders in what we have here. Now you put down your weapons, walk through those gates... you're one of us. We let of all of it, and nobody dies. Everyone who's alive right now. Everyone's who's made it this far. We've all done the worst kinds of things just to stay alive. But we can still come back. We're not too far gone. We get to come back. I know... we all can change.
I talked to him yesterday about Steinbeck. He told me a quote: " A sad soul can kill quick than a germ." That's exactly why I didn't want them to see what happens. I know they know, but I didn't want them to see it right now.
When the others find out, they won't want you there. And if they don't make it back,if everybody dies--if this thing and it's just the two of us--with Judith and Carl, with my--my children, I won't have you there.
[Pause] If you thought it would save Judith or Carl, would you have done it then or would you have gone back to your crops and hoped it would be okay. You don't have to like what I did. You just have to accept it.
When I met with the Governor, he offered me a deal. He said...he said he would leave use alone if we gave him Michonne. And I was going to do that...to keep us safe. I changed my mind. Now Merle took Michonne to fulfill the deal and Daryl went to stop him and I don't know if it is too late. I was wrong not to tell you...and I'm sorry. What I said last year,that first night after the farm. It be like that. It can't. What we do. What we're willing to do. Who we are. It's not my call. I can't be. I can't sacrifice one of us for the greater good because... because we are the greater good. We're the reason we're still here, not me. This is life and death. How you live...how you die. It isn't up to me. I'm not your governor. We choose to go. We choose to stay. We choose to stay. We stick together. We vote. We can stay and we can fight or we can go.
Didn't you ever misjudge someone? Hmm? Andrea told me about your baby. That it might be your partner's. But you're caring for her and I admire that. Restitution for your own lack of insight. For failing to see the devil beside you.
You're taking a lot of guns, Rick. No, I'm just saying that that all is a lot of guns. Why do you need the guns, Rick? 'Cause if you got something good, that just means that someone wants to take it. And that is what is happening, right?
Yep, she does. Her and blondie spent all winter cuddling up in the forest. Mm-mmm-mmm. Yeah. My Nubian queen here had two pet walkers. No arms, cut off the jaws, kept them in chains. Kind of ironic now that I think about it.
You don't know what it's like out there. You may think you do but you don't. It's only a matter of time. There's too many of those things. My boy, my wife, I never told them what I really thought. I never even hinted, just, just kept it in, kept us moving, kept it in, kept us moving.
H.I.T.s - high-impulse thermobaric fuel-air explosive consists of a two-stage aerosol ignition which produces a blast wave of significantly greater power and duration than any other known explosive except nuclear. The vacuum-pressure effect ignites the oxygen between 5,000 and 6,000 degrees and is used when the greatest loss of life and damage to structures is desired.
Dr. Edwin Jenner
It sets the air on fire. No pain. An end to sorrow, grief, regret. Everything.
Your end is being here for your son. Even if he didn't need your blood to survive, there's no way I would ever let you walk out that door, man. I'd break your legs if you try to. You know that, right? What if something were to happen and you weren't here? If he slipped away while you weer gone, you would never forgive yourself for that and neither would Lori, Rick.
No, that's true. You don't know anything about us. You don't what we had to go through out there, the things we've had to do. I bet you've had to do some of those things yourself. Am I right? 'Cause ain't nobody's hands clean in what's left of this world. We're all the same.
I'm probably going to have to kill that boy, but I am going to think about it tonight. It can't be that easy killing someone. Killing anyone. You know that. That is my wife. That is my son. That is my child. If you're gonna be with us, you gotta follow my lead; you gotta trust me. It's time for you to come back. [Rick gives Shane his gun back.]
Dale coud - could get under your skin. He sure got under mine, because he wasn't afraid to say what he thought, how he felt. That kind of honest is rare and brave. Whenever I'd make a decision, I'd look at Dale. He'd be looking back at me with that look he had. We've all seen it one time or another. I couldn't always read him, but he could read us. He saw people for who they were. He knew things about us - the truth who we really are. In the end, he was talking about losing our humanity. He said this group was broken. The best way to honor him is to unbreak it. Set aside our differences and pull together, stop feeling sorry for ourselves and take control of our lives... our safety... our future. We're not broken. We're gonna prove him wrong. From now on... we're gonna do it his way. That is how we honor Dale.
People are going to die. I'm going to die...mom...there's no way you could ever be ready for it. I try to be, but I can't. Best we can do now is avoid as long as we can and be one step ahead. I wish I had something better to say... something more profound. My father was good like that...but I'm tired son. Please take it [Daryl's gun].
I killed him. I killed Shane. He came at me. He killed Randall to get me in the woods. He planned it. I had - I had no choice. I gave him every chance... and he kept leading me further out. He pushed me, and I let him. After awhile, I knew - I knew what he was doing, what he was up to. And I kept going. I didn't stop. I could have, but... I just wanted it over. Dogging me every step of the way. Acting like I stole you and Carl, like... like I was in the way. I just wanted it over. I wanted him dead. I killed him. He turned. That's how I knew Jenner - Jenner was right. Carl put him down.
I am doing something! I'm keeping this group together, alive. I've been doing that all along, no matter what. I didn't ask for this. I killed my best friend for you people, for Christ's sake! You saw how he was like, how he pushed me, how he compromised us, how he threatened us. He staged the whole Randall thing, let me out to put a bullet in my back. He gave me no choice. He was my friend, but he came after me. My hands are clean.
Maybe you people are better off without me. Go ahead. I say there's a place for us, but maybe it's just another pipe dream, maybe I'm fooling myself again. Why don't you go find out yourself? Send me a postcard! Go on, there's the door. You can do better, let's see how far you get.[No one answers back]No takers? Fine, but get one thing straight. If you're staying, this isn't a democracy anymore.