So, Last night – Joe and I had our first hired baby sitter who was not a relative. I mentioned earlier in the week how excited I was to get out and spend some time with my husband.
We went to dinner, and then we went to see the movie The Hunger Games.
Several of my friends have read the books and saw the movies right when it came out. They were chatting about how amazing it is, and how I *have* to read it, and then have to see it.
Well. I watched the preview for the movie online a few months ago – and decided officially that it is FAR too scary for me to read..
But then my sitter had mentioned that her family went, including her younger brother (who is 10) – and they thought it was awesome. So really, how scary could it be, Right??
YIKes! I was gripping my husbands arm mad tight… it was Super, Super Scary. (For Me at least…) but totally worth the distress to see it.
I did get hooked into the whole movie and my husband and I were talking all night about the different options of what happens next. (Although, I’m sure we could never really guess, being that there is enough content for two more books!) Now I’m super intrigued by the whole thing – including where the author got the inspiration for such a horrible ‘show’ for the city and districts to be excited about.
How Ironic… May the odds be ever in your favor…
I’m interested in reading the book just to catch all the background details that the movie might have missed out on – Especially learning how different the book and movie might be from each other.
I wonder in the book about the costumes. Does the book describe the wild costumes and the purple lipstick that looks like something the Queen of Hearts would wear to a Fancy dress ball? I mean, I’ve got to say the costumes were very well done, but I just don’t get the whole significance of why they were dressed the way they were with grown men having blue hair and such. I wonder if their target is something more like the current Hot Topic stores, hah!.
I was also confused by a few things in the movie. There was that of the mention of 20% of them dying from natural causes like dehydration – but it seemed that water was plentiful in the stream. Also I didn’t get why they tried to kill Katniss with the firebombs? I see that they wanted her to get away from the edges of the arena – but… did they have to throw firebombs at her head? Then she wouldn’t have died from the game, but rather by the people who are controlling the game.
How did Peeta paint that intricate rock stuff onto his face?
Anyway… just some random thoughts… Anyone care to fill me in?
Either way, I thought it was a great movie, worth my two and a half hours and the extra payment to the babysitter because we came home after midnight…
One thing I can say for sure is that come this Halloween that the Hunger Games characters are going to be appearing everywhere! I was looking at the costume selections already available and saw some kids outfits on this fancydressball site that seemed like perfect outfits to go along with the movie. I’m guessing they’ll be popular this year.
Even I am hooked.. and now downloading the books just so I can see what happens NEXT!!
Anyone else out there that was too scared to see/read it and then finally did it? I’d say it was worth it. wouldn’t you? Would you let your 10 year old watch/read the series?
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