Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Hunger Games Film, A Review

I know a lot of my friends and acquaintances were excited about the Hunger Games being made into a movie, but I doubt any of them were as excited as I was...and nervous. The Hunger Games was the best series of books I had read since Harry Potter. It was superbly written and pulled me in within the first few pages of book one. A week later, I was done with all 3 books and excited to reread them all asap!

As the time drew near for the movie to make it's debut, I, being the fanatic that I am, bought a Hunger Games t-shirt. I was READY for the movie, ok? Some of my friends even shook their head and made haughty comments. What? A t-shirt? Yes bish, a t-shirt, and if you don't like it here _/ have a seat. Because this was the come back in books I had been waiting on for years. I like Twilight enough, love the books, but the movies never lived up to my expectation. I learned to accept them for what they were. However, looking at the cast for The Hunger Games, I KNEW this film had to be on point, right???
Well....ok, here's the thing. I was not able to look at this film objectively. I'm still way too in love with the book. So this review is more of a...warning...for those of you that are fans of the books as much as I was. In your eyes this film will get a big fat D, C- at the least. Why? The same reason as always. They changed things, gave Cinna more speaking parts than needed. My friend said it was because they wanted to show the bond between them. I'm positive they could've done that without having him say stupid stuff. Then there's the extra scenes with snow that were unnecessary, and just...yeah. I think the other movie goers who had not read the books were completely over me screaming "THAT WASN'T IN THE BOOK!". Yeah, those poor people.

This review isn't all bad though. As I stated, I think the actors they picked were great for the part. There were parts that were completely on point. I swore that if Katniss didn't bury little Rue in Flowers I was leaving the theatre. Well, obviously I stayed until the end. Some moments made me laugh, others made me gasp. I'm willing to bet that if I see this film a second time, which I will, I'll give it an A. Ok, let's not go that far. I'll probably give it a B+.

So, go see The Hunger Games. If you haven't read the book, you'll love it! If you're a crazed fanatic, you'll love it simply because it's finally in film form, But if you're like me and just really appreciate the characters and the words that were on the those pages, you might be a little disappointed, although honestly, who isn't when one of their favorite books is turned into a film?


Thursday, March 15, 2012

FOTD: Blue Bandit