41PF3HHTDFL._SL500_AA300_The premise of this Norman Jewison sci-fi film, that rival corporations openly run the world and that the sport rollerball is used as a substitute for war AND as a constant reminder that the individual cannot triumph, is a great one, though the film itself doesn’t live up to it. (The Hunger Games, especially Catching Fire, comes far closer to hitting this mark.) It’s not for lack of action sequences; the three rollerball games shown become increasingly chaotic and violent as the rules are gradually removed in order to ensure the superstar played by James Caan cannot win and prove to the public that the individual actually holds any meaningful Read the rest of this entry »