As I mentioned in a previous post, I have definitely been consumed by The Hunger Games phenomena. I saw the movie today, and it was absolutely fabulous. It follows the book almost precisely, though it can’t possibly include all details because then the movie would be about four hours. But, with a 2 hour, 22 minute runtime, it was apparently too long for this one dumbass in the movie theater who got up to go to the bathroom three times. Three times!? And I thought I had a small bladder! She also had to push past everyone in the row, which I loathe, and knocked off a lid and straw from a drink! Apparently, my love for the story and the film took precedent over my restroom necessities. Actually, I didn’t even feel the need, because I became so enthralled in the movie. It is filmed beautifully, and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen is outstanding, and could not be more perfect. She was born to be Katniss. Everyone else also fills their roles in magnificent fashion. It’s like they jumped from the pages onto the screen! Sometimes, things just come together and make magic, and this is an example of that.
Unlike most of my other reviews, I am not going to tell you really anything about what happens in the movie. If you’ve read the book, you know, and if not, I strongly implore you to do so. You will surprise yourself. I never thought I would enjoy a book or movie that so many tweens are into. But it’s so not about that. The characters are basically grown-ups. They have had to take care of themselves and their families for years, and are more mature than many people today. I will say, however, that this movie does live up to the hype, and I plan on seeing it again. I only wish they had included a few more details from the book, but of course, I know that it would make the movie very long, even as far as long movies go. They included all essential information, plus more, although I wish they’d have mentioned the story of the Avox girl, and explained the muttations at the end at bit more. But that’s all I’m going to say! GO SEE IT! You will not be disappointed.
May the odds be ever in your favor!