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Happy Hunger Games

Ever since I heard that The Hunger Games was becoming a movie, I’ve been counting down since day one for it to come out. I finally got a chance to see it on its release date, March 23. With a braid in my hair and a mockingjay pin on my shirt in support for Katniss, I went along with a very good friend who actually bought me the books and with my publishing class friends to see the movie. Anticipation and excitement grew stronger as the lights dimmed and the movie finally began to start.

I’m going to warn you now. My opinion differs greatly from a lot of my friends. As a whole, I thought the movie was just okay, meanwhile everyone else thinks it was really great. I think the only reason why I feel this way is that a movie could never compete with my imagination. I understand the movie was PG-13, but you never got to see how anyone died. In the books, it was pretty explicit how each tribute was killed or murdered, while in the movie, all you got was jarring, shaky camera movements. I had hoped to see more.

Then there were some parts of the books that didn’t make it into the movie. It is understandable why Hollywood must change a few things to help with the timing of the movie and help people who haven’t read the books understand the story. Though, it is still disappointing for loyal fans of the books. The ending was especially disappointing. Katniss and Peeta have been through troubled times, and yet there is no real mention of the physical and mental consequences they faced due to being in the games. The movie doesn’t mention that Katniss lost her hearing in one ear and doesn’t go near the fact that Peeta had lost one of his legs, which had happened in the book. I think that the movie should give more credit to people. They can handle the reality that there isn’t always happy endings, and stuff like this happens in the real world.

Don’t get me wrong though, there were parts in the movie that made up for certain things I had disliked. I wasn’t much a fan of the first fire dress, but I did like Katniss’ second fire dress when she is being interviewed by Caesar. I enjoyed Haymitch and Effie’s comical banter a lot. Katniss has a few hilarious one liners in the movie too.

Also, I adored Katniss and Cinna’s relationship. It was sweet and endearing, reminding me why I loved Cinna in the books in the first place. The musical accompaniment that went along with each scene was done well too. It suited the tone of the movie. And my favourite part and something that I think the movie did very well with was Peeta’s disguise in the forest. It was so realistic looking. I love, love, love it!

Now, everyone has their own opinion and I wouldn’t want anyone to be discouraged from seeing the movie. I personally felt mixed vibes, but that’s only because I always have high expectations for everything. Even though there may be a few things missing from the movie, there are scenes that are worth seeing, reminding you why you loved the books in the first place.

Happy Hunger Games!
May the odds be ever in your favour.

The Hunger Games: The Countdown Begins!

The Hunger Games the movie is only 23 days away.
Are you counting down?

Book lovers will have their chance to see Katniss Everdeen and the Games on the big screen very soon. We will (hopefully) enjoy the ride it brings us on, perhaps analyze it to see how close it is to the book or not, and we will relive moments we loved from the book.

I am definitely getting more excited as the days dwindle down to its first day of screening.

Ladies and gentlemen, do have your tickets to the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games?

It’s official!

I bought my ticket for the Hunger Games movie.

It’s only a month away now.

I am super excited and can’t wait to take my seat in theatre with all my friends (all of whom  have read the books, but of course, we’re all publishing students so that makes sense, doesn’t it?)

So tell me readers, have YOU bought your tickets yet?

Or any of you avoiding the movie?

For those fanatics out there and those who just need something Hunger Games to get you by, check these out:

The Girl who was on Fire

The Hunger Games: Ready or Not?

Here are some of the 74th contenders of the Hunger Games (except Liam, playing Gale). Who will you going to cheer on?

Be sure to visit FLW on March 23 for my review on the Hunger Games the movie.

The Hunger Games: Ready or Not…It’s coming

A few days ago, Lionsate released a new trailer for The Hunger Games. This trailer gives the audience another sneak peek into the dystopian world.

As a movie watcher, I am very excited to see it when it comes out on March 23. As a reader, I get disappointed when a movie doesn’t stay true to the book. Watching the trailer with a friend, we both immediately got annoyed with a change in the movie.

Can you spot the change?

What do you think–love it or hate it?

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The-Hunger-Games-coverCould you kill a human being?

Could you kill 23 of them?

What if you had no choice?

For the last few days, you’ve been training mentally and physically in the Capitol for the Hunger Games. Living in the poor mining community of District 12, your mouth waters every time you breathe the lovely smells of savoury soups, fresh breads, fragrance fruits, and sweet desserts. It has been ages since you’ve scrubbed away the dirt and the grime from your skin with hot water and soap, and dressed in clean clothes. You are treated like royalty, but then you remember tomorrow they send you into the arena. Will you kill for survival or die to keep your morals?

Today’s the day you might die. The announcer wishes you and the other tributes good luck and says, “May the odds be ever in your favour.” Then, your mentor says goodbye as you step onto the platform and it begins to ascend through the glass tube. Continue reading