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9.1 2 10
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Movie-to-TV May 23, 2022 1842
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Let me open by saying this was great, and my wife who notoriously hates "wasting her time on bad movies" actually had a lot of fun watching this with me, so huge cheers to that. You're extremely close to a perfect score in my book, and I hope you're very proud of what you've made!

Just some random thoughts:

LOVED
* The deleted scene about the Food Lottery was great, really gave new meaning to "Hunger Games."
* The deleted scene where Snow talks about how Mockingjays came to be.
* Minimizing Effie's comedy works, she's so charming and sweet that I didn't need her as comic relief.
* Snow seems much more confident, scary, and intelligent. Great changes there.
* The opening of Episode 6 is fantasic, my favorite opening of the series.
* Letting Haymitch grow on us naturally instead of being told he's "a good guy deep down."
* Minimizing Plutarch's introduction was good because P.S.H. is a huge presence already.
* Most of the shortened scenes went completely unnoticed by me, and when I did notice them it was as a positive.
* The epilogue was really cool to see in the credits. I liked this choice a lot, it felt like a nice soft happy moment.

MILD ISSUES
* Removing Peeta's painting plotline made the Rue painting on the floor in the Quarter Quell a bit confusing.
* In Episode 8 @24:50, there is a 40 second scene of black screen while Katniss does Gale's stitches (missing scene?)
* As the other review said, the length of each episode is a bit odd, not bad but just felt a little random.
* I would have personally ended Episode 6 right when Peeta is knocked out @46:50, moved pieces of the last 6 mins to Episode 7

Great work!

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