Tuesday, March 27, 2012

May the odds be ever in your favor...

Hi friends! Long time, no talk!

Life has been crazy busy these past few weeks, hence my absence on the blog as of late. Between our weekend in San Fran, my week in NYC, and having friends in town this past weekend I've been a busy girl! I've also been super swamped with work, which has left zero time for blogging. Boo. I'm hoping to get all of the 2340914 photos I've taken in the past few weeks on my laptop tonight so I can start sharing them, but we'll see how the day goes!

With our friends in town this weekend, Cam and I weren't able to go see The Hunger Games when it came out on Friday, so we decided to go last night. (Actually Cam was like "I know how much you wanted to see that movie, so we should probably go on Monday"...you're not fooling anyone hubby, he was dying to see this movie too since he just finished reading the books!) We went to the 7pm showing last night and it was packed even though it was Monday. I'm sure many of you went to see it this weekend as well, but I thought I'd chime in with my thoughts...

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Overall, I really liked the movie and I thought they did an excellent job of bringing the book to life. That being said, had I not read the books, I think I would have felt the movie had a serious lack of character development. I felt like it was easy to follow along because I knew the story, but if I hadn't I think I probably would have been a litte lost. With a book like this, I feel like it's so hard to bring all the subtle details and backstories in to the film, so you lose a little bit of that depth.

That being said, I thought they did a fabulous job with the casting. Jennifer Lawrence was an excellent Katniss and perfectly fit the part in my opinion. Liam Hemsworth was a great Gale, but I'm pretty sure that putting him in a movie is never a mistake if you get what I'm saying? ;) I was a little unsure about Peeta, but overall I thought that Josh Hutcherson did a good job bringing his sensitivity and personality to life. I loved Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, and I thought Woody Harrelson did a great job as well. Lenny Krativz was a good pick for Cinna, but I think that Stanley Tucci as Cesar Flickerman did the best job of all.

The movie did feel a little bit long to me, but at the same time, I thought that there were certain elements of the story that they rushed through. I did enjoy seeing the Capitol and all it's residents come to life, and I also thought they did a really good job showing the despair and poverty of District 12. I loved the beautiful mountain scenery, and I'm excited to see what they do for Catching Fire!

Also, I came across this and it made me LOL.

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That's all I've got today...hopefully I'll return to my regular blogging schedule soon. In the meantime, have a great week everyone! Xoxo

PS: I read the Hunger Games triology back in the summer and you can check out my review here.

9 comments:

  1. I was really happy with the adaptation as well! I agree with you about getting more out of it since I had read the books though

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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  2. jennifer lawerence is my new girl crush and LOVE her much better as a brunette. I loved the movie...sooooooo good!!
    Because Shanna Said So

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  3. The hubby and I are finally going to see Hunger Games tomorrow. Our weekend was crazy so we weren't able to go but I have been counting down the days! I absolutely loved the books! Hope you're having a great day :)

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  4. Hahah - "we found bread in a toastless place"
    Too funny!!! :)

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  5. Sadly, I haven't read any of The Hunger Games books, and didn't see the movie. I don't know, just something about the concept makes mem think I might not like it terribly much. But who knows, maybe I'm wrong...

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  6. I loved it, but why oh WHY did Peta have to be so dang short!? In the books I was totally team Peta, now the movie has me leaning toward (on?) team Gail.

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  7. i totally agree on the casting... the only thing is that i think lenny could've been a little more done up for cinna... i mean all he was wearing was gold eyeliner.

    and i felt the movie was lacking a bit of depth, too... i think thats just what happens when they make a movie out of the book, you never get the amount of detail. my husband had a hard time following at times (he hasn't read the books).

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  8. hahah, that picture! so awesome. i'm halfway through the first book. it took me FOREVER to get into it...weird for me!

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  9. My friend said the same thing, that you really need to read the books to understand the movie. lol Not sure if I should go see it.

    xx

    Jen

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Your sweet words make my day! :)

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