Monday, March 26, 2012

Who saw the Hunger Games this weekend???

Okay, for those of you who have not seen the Hunger Games, but want to and/or haven't read the books but want to I'm going to put up a possible SPOILER ALERT!!  I read all three books about a year ago and absolutely LOVED them! 

This weekend I went with my sister-in-law, waited in line with a huge pack of tweens and got primo seating at a Saturday 6:15 showing.

First impression:  Woah…I remember how wrong the whole idea behind this book/movie is!!! Kids killing kids for entertainment! Yikes, BUT still thought the movie was good!

More time to reflect:  Wow, this really was good!  I mean it really hit the nail on the head for the feeling behind the book, the excitement, the crazy culture of the capitol.  I found myself disliking Peeta much more than I did in the book.  I remember reading the book and thinking ..come on Katniss!!!  Why don’t you like him?  Then in the movie it made me realize how much she was totally in love with Gale and how she really couldn’t trust Peeta until the very end because he was playing mind games with her, but you don’t realize until the end that it is only to save her.  I did like Katniss more then I remember liking her in the book.  They don’t really put much detail in the movie about what she is thinking like in the book.  It was probably good because it was her always talking about her self-doubt and whining about everything.

What did everyone else think??? 


Janet said...

I've read all of the books and loved the movie. It was better having read the books knowing a lot of details that there just wasn't time for in the movie. I enjoyed it!

CJ said...

OMG!! I totally forgot about Peeta doing that! Hi , I'm CJ . I am a first time reader and foundyour blog through another one. Now I want to go back and read the books! :)

Julie said...

Hi CJ,

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for reading! Sometimes my blog can be a little sad in dealing with too much IF, but make sure to check out my tabs on crafts, cooking, gardening...ect. Those are always fuN! :)

Lilly said...

I haven't read the books (but will some day...). We saw the movie and I liked it a lot! I honestly wasn't/am not sure how I feel about Peeta. I honestly don't know....