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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Hunger Games Movie Review

I hate trying to write a synopsis for a movie, so I hope that you can all forgive me if I skip this one. I mean, you would have to be living under a rock to have missed all the hype surrounding the much anticipated Hunger Games. (Just in case you have managed to miss the never ending stream of promotion on tv and online, I'll post the trailer below.)

I had been wanting to read the books for a while and something just kind of pushed me away, but I was determined to start reading them and see the movie at the midnight premier. So, not having gotten more than a couple pages into the book, I went to see the Hugner Games sleepy-eyed at midnight on the 22nd. And boy did I get a surprise. I had a feeling this movie would be good, but it was beyond epic, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since. As a matter of fact, the reason I haven't written the reviews is because I've been so wrapped up in the books (I came home at 3:00AM and read myself to sleep!) ever since.

Having read the first book and being almost finished with the second, I can honestly say that the casting was simply remarkable. I loved seeing Josh Hutcherson playing Peeta and couldn't help thinking of the kid who made be cry so many times while watching the movie adaptation of Bridge to Terabithia, another favorite book of mine. And while I have heard some people are a little disgruntled with the casting of Cinna, I couldn't disagree more. He was absolutely perfect in my opinion. As was Haymitch. I don't think any of the character could have been better cast. It was all so perfect and the acting beyond flawless.

The location and special effects where everything such an epic book adaptation should be, surreal and incredibly lifelike. Everything was so perfectly set up it was like stepping into the book for a little while. I was just blown away.

Now, I'm thinking about going to see the movie for a second time, but thankfully I have the books to keep me satiated for a while. I can't remember being this excited for a book series in forever, and I think that the movie being so wonderfully made just gives fans one more thing to delve into and keep the fire for the books burning.

Have you seen it? Written a review? Let me know what you thought!



Melanie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'm curious to see what I think of it- when I do, I'll definitely be writing a review too. When you read Mockingjay, I'll be very excited to read your review, as it's generally the most controversial book in the series.

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