The best thing about reading the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is that I started after she wrote the trilogy. That means I can anticipate that each book ending is a prelude to something bigger, better and worth the anticipation. This is not to add the fact that the Hunger Games Trailer came out several months ago…
And that Taylor Swift is singing one of the tracks from the movie…
And ironically, I’m not really fan of either.
I’m a fan of good books and well, my brother and his girlfriend love me too much they gave me the trilogy for Christmas. So here goes a very brief review.
The Hunger Games - to follow
Catching Fire – to follow
Mockingjay - to follow
The Hunger Games Movie
I’ve watched the movie about three times since I first saw it on premier last March and I’ve come to realize that the movie wasn’t as good as when I first saw it in the theaters. I mean it has lost its appeal while I was watching it on DVD.
The movie was as close to the book as you could imagine but in many ways it has started to show the simultaneous events and effects of the Hunger Games to the other districts that are not to be mentioned until the second book. I cannot imagine how the second and third movie will play out on screen, that being the case, perhaps more flashbacks? I’m not sure.
I also didn’t like the spectacle on “The Girl on Fire” because it really came out short of what it was supposed to be. The fuzz didn’t give justice to what was really shown. Jennifer Lawrence, however, was perfect for the role. Josh Hutcherson was not bad either. I didn’t like the way he first revealed his interest in Katniss on that interview. It lacked that air of honesty he has. Hutcherson was able to show the confidence and his way with the crowd, but not that tad bit on honesty. Liam Hemsworth as Gale, is wonderful. But well, in the movie, at least… he talks. In the book, you’ll have the impression, he’s mute. I can’t wait to see more of him in the next installment.
Everything else, however, was so beautiful, and close to the book. I am close to saying to not read the book after watching the movie because it’s almost exactly the same. Of course, the book says more though.