Since lots of people keep asking what I thought of THE HUNGER GAMES movie:
1. I really enjoyed it, and overall I’m happy with the film as an adaptation of the book. I think the acting was great — because we’re in Katniss’s head in the book, I never realized that she can’t talk in the arena for fear of being found — I think Lawrence did a phenomenal job with facial expressions and silence. I think the setting was imaginative and the costuming was superb.
2. In the same way I needed to reread the book series to get past the initial shock of the horrible things occurring, I will need to see this movie again to get beyond the shock of seeing children killed on screen. That was way worse on screen than in my own head. And yes, I cried as much in the movie as I did in the book.
3. I don’t instantly hate Gale in the movie (thanks Hemsworth!), but I’m still Team Peeta all the way.
4. At the end of it all, I realized some of my favorite scenes and lines were left out. And then, I realized that I LOVED THAT. I’m happy that the movie left me some scenes to only enjoy in the book… and the movie created some scenes for me to only enjoy in film (I really loved seeing Seneca manipulate the Games and I’m intrigued about how the decision for two winning tributes was explained).
All in all, I’m very content with the film, but I’m even happier that it made me just want to pick up my book copy of THE HUNGER GAMES and spend more time with *my* Katniss, *my* Peeta, and *my* Panem.
I do have more thoughts, but if you want to know those, leave a comment down below about something you want to discuss about the film.