So, as everyone knows The Hunger Games is FINALLY out!!! I just came back from watching it. I feel like I'm the only person on the planet that was... Disappointed. I tried to go in with just no expectations, but I guess that backfired. Because I was just not feeling it. I don't want to give a rant about not liking it, cause I know so many people loved it. Here are few things that strongly bothered me. SPOILERS! Read if you watched and let me know what you thought.
No build up between Katniss and Rue. The ending to that storyline was nice, but the beginning not so much. Too much President Snow and Seneca Cane instead of Avox's, Madge and make-up crew. Lack of chemistry between Katniss and Peeta, along with the fact there was no build up there. The food and stuff, I love food! Oh and Hugh Laurie should have been Haymitch and Kristin Chenoweth as Effie as I mentioned many a times. Why wasn't Haymitch ever drunk? Or funny? I didn't like Elizabeth Banks, she looked good though. Lenny Kravitz no, just no. I didn't mind the other casting, thankfully there was very little Gale. I loved how they did the hallucinations, but they didn't give the actual tracker jackers at all, they were just wasps. The dog things were cool though. Where was the Hob? I didn't much care for the ending either, didn't hold up with the book.
Enough ranting eh? I'm sorry. Since clearly, I have not much good things to say about the movie, I'll give you my favorite instances where the movie worked. Don't get me wrong it wasn't the worst movie ever, I just was disappointed how they approached it. Still go see it! You'll most likely like it! Pretty much everyone else on the planet did. Let's begin this!
I absolutely loved this movie, and then went and read the book. Which is probably why I liked both. The movie is so good and so different from the book. The movie focuses on just Skeeter and Aibileen, but the book has a great portion about Minny as well. The books gives each of them a great voice. In the movie they capture all the main points. I thought both were great.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Absolutely LOVED the book, I got to read the second one soon! It's such an intense thriller. I've only seen the Swedish movie, I shall watch the American version soon. The Swedish version was very well made. I think the parts they chose to leave out were very wisely decided.
10 Things I Hate About You/She's the Man
I'm kind of illiterate. I don't understand Shakespeare at all. Thank God for modern day takes on his books. Honestly, the only reason I understood Taming of the Shrew was because of 10 Things I Hate About You. Oh Heath, the things you've taught me... And if I ever read Twelfth Night, thank you She's the Man in advance.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Classic. The book is just simply timeless. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." One of my favorite quotes. The book stayed so true to the book.
Pretty Little Liars
You knew I would add this, right? I've only read the first book and it was very fun and easy to read. The show has been dragging a bit, even with the big reveal. But I just cannot stop watching. It just sinks you right in.
Who doesn't love this series? J.K. Rowling is a genius! I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain about anything to do with the books or movies. Aside from the fact that it's now completely over. They were simply and truely magical.
Did you watch The Hunger Games?
What are your favorite movies that were books?