At first, I was confused. I kept thinking....what the heck am I reading? What is going on here?
But before I knew it, I couldn't put the darn book down! I couldn't get to the store fast enough to buy the next books in the trilogy. In time, my daughter decided to read them and became hooked.
We saw The Hunger Games movie Friday night and might I just say....it was incredible!
At the start of the movie I was thinking, this is just not right....It's not dark enough...Katniss is smiling too much...they aren't going to be able to translate the rawness of the book to the big screen....how are they ever going to make us feel Katniss's emotions?
In a short time, I was proven wrong. They somehow managed to pull it off. I think a great part of the success of this movie had to do with the genius casting choices.
Jennifer Lawrence was amazing as Katniss. I think she nailed the performance.
Woody Harrelson was the perfect Haymitch.
When I intially heard that Cinna was going to be played by Lenny Kravitz, I was wondering what the heck they were thinking. After watching the movie, was Lenny Kravitz the correct choice? Absolutely!
Elizabeth Banks was spot on as Effie.
I really enjoyed this movie. However, if you see this movie and have not read the books, be prepared. There is blood, there is gore and it is brutal at times. It is by no means a light movie.
That being said, I thought it was an excellent movie and yes, I did cry. The whole part with Rue just sent me over the edge. (Yeah, go ahead and laugh. I'm used to it. My kids tease me all the time about crying at movies.)