Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The Hunger Games

It's been more than a week since The Hunger Games movie came out. Did you see it? What are your thoughts? ( I LOVE this movie poster!!)

As for myself, I was pleasantly surprised to find that most everything on screen was how I pictured it in my head. The one thing that I pictured differently was Cinna. The person I pictured playing him was actually the guy that played Seneca Crane (I think his name is Wes Bentley?). Like this:

Although really, I thought Lenny Kravitz did a great job too. The casting was perfect, in my opinion.

That said, this is a BOOK blog, so while I want to know what you thought of the movie, I also want to know if you re-read the book before seeing it, or if you went into it with just your memories of HG Awesomeness? I went in with just awesomeness and I discovered that I meshed some of book one and book two together. I forgot that her dress in book one (during her interview) really does just look like flames when she twirls and doesn't actually burn and disintigrate like it does in book two. I kept waiting for it, and it never happened so I had to come home (at 3am--I won tickets to the midnight showing) and look it up. I'm so lame.

Did you have any moments like that? When you kept waiting for something to happen and then realized-- oops, wrong book? Or were your memories more on track than mine? Did seeing the movie make you want to read the book again? Or have you not yet jumped on the HG bandwagon?

Anyway, if you are new to The Hunger Games (and even if you're not!), you can read my review of it by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

Happy Reading!


Stacy said...

I reread them in november and was still getting confused in the movie! I did the same thing with her dress in the interview, haha! I did just LOVE the movie nad can't wait for the next one. It also made me want to read the books again, and maybe I should pay more attention to the details this time instead of just checking out. :)

Megan @ Reading for Refuge said...

Stacy: I want to re-read them now! I actually sat down the other day and the book happened to be sitting on the couch next to me so I picked it up, randomly turned to a page, and ended up reading almost 150 pages! Maybe I should start it from the beginning??? Apparently I "check out" too! LOL