At midnight last night (technically today), my friends and I went to see The Hunger Games. At first, I was disappointed that more people didn't dress up for the movie, a la Harry Potter or Twilight. I don't know why, but I always look forward to seeing all the crazy costumes and ways people interpret the books. I guess I can't be judgy because I wore yoga pants, a tank, one of J's hoodies, my big fluffy Uggs, and a scarf... Not exactly Hunger Games-esque.
The theater was pretty busy... Although it was nothing like the crowd for the latest Twilight movie. The great thing about the movie theater we go to for premieres is that you can buy assigned seats as soon as tickets go on sale so that our seats are guaranteed and we don't have to worry about fighting the crowds. The theater even had a Hunger Games themed menu, which might have been fun to try out if we weren't all trying to eat healthy. :(
The first thing that hit me during the movie was how gorgeous Liam Hemsworth is!! WHY did nobody tell me about his utter beauty?! I was Team Gale when I read the books, but now I'm really Team Gale. :) He has this amazing charm about him, and his blue eyes are just truly stunning!!
I meannnn... The eyebrows, those beautiful blue eyes... Ahh!!
If he asked ME to run away with him, I SO would.
Perfection. In suit form.
The second thing I noticed was how amazing the special effects, scenery, and quality of filming were in this movie. It was clear that The Hunger Games didn't spare any expense, unlike many other first book-to-film movies that have come out. Nothing looked obviously cheap or cheesy.
Lastly, I noticed a few changes the movie made from the book. They didn't bother me, but it was a bit surprising, considering that other book-to-movies stay so close to the storyline of the book. My friends and I agreed that there were a few quiet times when Katniss was in the woods and we thought that perhaps people who had not read the books wouldn't understand what she was thinking/feeling and what was really going on.
Ever since I got out of my morning class today, I've been thinking of times I could go and see the movie again!! It was well done, the acting was fantastic, and it was like a twisting, turning treat the entire 2 hours and 20 minutes.
My advice?? Go see it, even if you've never read the books... It's worth seeing, and you have plenty of time to read all 3 books before the next movie comes out!!