Monday, March 26, 2012
The World Was Watching
The Hunger Games has taken the world by storm this week. I think the movie was hyped more than Twilight and maybe even Harry Potter. Crazy, right?
I saw The Hunger Games on Friday night after standing in line for an hour to get a decent seat. And it was worth it! The movie didn't disappoint.
As a movie fanatic, I like to see big blockbusters as soon as they come out so I can formulate my own opinion about them. Of course I see some critic reviews before the official release day, but critics either love or hate movies. And Harry Potter only had 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (ha, only) so there are obviously some critics that are just wrong. Can you tell I'm a Harry Potter fan?
Anyway, back to The Hunger Games. (I could go on about Harry Potter for pages, I have to keep myself in check.) I read The Hunger Games series in January and couldn't put the books down. Needless to say, I was very excited to see the stories brought to life on the big screen. However, the series is really more like one long book, and seeing the first movie alone just feels a little incomplete. But fear not! They're making the second and third books into movies. We just have to wait until 2013 to see the next one.
I was also a little worried how a book that was focused on one character's inner-monologue would translate to a movie, but there were no problems there. It was never confusing, and you didn't have to listen to a girl talking to herself for an hour, phew!
So I say if you haven't seen it yet, go see it now! And just to clear up any misconceptions, it is NOT a movie that only teenage girls will enjoy.
Happy Hunger Games!
Oh, and I accidentally wore my hair like this to the movie, never noticing the back of Katniss' head in previews. This will now be referred to as the Katniss braid. Only hers somehow looks way better...