The Hunger Games the Movie
So I went to see The Hunger Games at the midnight showing last night and I absolutely loved it. It was as if I were thirsty stranded in a desert finally after searching for days stumbling onto the ocean. I devoured every bit of it.
The digital effects were incredible. It wasn’t cheesy at all like The Twilight movies (I’m a fan of Twilight btw) but I still think for as much as those movies make they still cut corners in the visual effects department. I laughed, I cried, I cheered while being completely mesmerized in Panem last night!
However, The Hunger Games captures so much amazing visuals and they definitely didn’t cut corners on their budget utilizing all at the tools at their reach to make the movie live up to my high expectations based on the amazing book.
The Capital of Panem is captured with such vivid detail, beautiful color schemes and is even more stunning than I had previously imagined it to be. Had it not been for the unsavory dictatorship in the capital I would wish to insert myself into the movie and live there forever. It was like a Sci-Fi lovers dream. Though the movie left out a few details, I feel that the movie represented the book closer than any other movie adapted from a book that I’ve had the pleasure to watch.
The costumes were prolific. The hair and makeup were extraordinary. Katniss and her hair, makeup and wardrobe were gorgeous. I wish I could take a shopping spree in her closet. WoW! Effie was just astonishing in her spellbinding delicious freakish wardrobe. Cenna was so breathtakingly beautiful and he was exactly as I had pictured him. Peeta well I have a crush on him; is that okay? I’m probably old enough to be his mother! Lol. What can I say about Haymitch but he was ever so charming. The costumes, makeup, and hair were the best I’ve seen in a movie in a very long time.
Katniss, the girl that was on fire
The Games themselves were bloody, gruesome, exhilarating, disturbing, and heartbreaking, however I was pleasantly surprised to see that the violence was toned down a bit for the movie because I’m squeamish and quite honestly with a mouth full of popcorn and a hand full of candy I wasn’t sure just how much my weak stomach could take.
When the characters were cast originally I was probably in the minority with my LOVE for the characters chosen prior to viewing the movie. Now that I’ve watched it, my praise for the cast has been validated because I couldn’t have pictured anyone else playing Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Cenna, Haymitch, Effie, Rue, Senecca, Caesar Flickman, President Snow. These characters played their roles with such professionalism, as if they were specially made for these characters. They were believable and current.
By the time The Games began the movie was almost halfway through, it went quick and I savored every minute of it. You don’t have to have read the book prior to watching the movie to enjoy, but I say; Why not have the best of both worlds?? Book and the movie! I recommend You going to see this movie this weekend! All ages can enjoy.
“May the odds ever be in your favor”
Bring a box of Kleenex if your sensitive like me. I cried during the reaping…yeah I was just swept away with the excitement of watching a long time favorite series of mine make it to the big screen. This movie is a MUST SEE!! ♥
GO SEE THE HUNGER GAMES! ♥