The time is rapidly approaching for the opening of The Hunger Games, and I am proud to admit that I myself have a strong dose of “Hunger Games Fever.” Quite literally, actually, as I seem to be coming down with a cold!
Undeterred, I do plan to see the movie as soon as possible, as I imagine many of you will too. Whether lining up tonight for the special midnight showing or heading out tomorrow, you still have time to read the book before the movie comes out! It may be only eight hours for you to finish if you’re going tonight, but this book is well worth a read in advance of the big screen interpretation. If you need a little push of motivation, please see my March 7th post, “Review of The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.” There are numerous other glowing reviews out there that will likely inspire you to finish reading before the movie begins, and I encourage you to read them as well—just don’t take too long, because you need time to finish that book!
Sadly, I will not be making it out tonight to see the movie, what with the emerging cold and the 5:30 a.m. alarm that will blare painfully in my ear, but my tickets as well as those of my nine enthusiastic friends are already in our hands as we count down the hours!minutes!seconds! until our showing at 9:15 tomorrow night.
In the meantime, here are a few links to more Hunger Games fanfare:
- The official movie trailer: Hunger Games Trailer
- A thoughtful blog on the names in The Hunger Games: “The Hunger Names”
- A blog on the training completed by Jennifer Lawrence for the role of Katniss Everdeen: “The Hunger Games Workout”
- And for a little spatial recognition, here’s an interesting article and map of Panem shared in Entertainment Weekly and created by Livejournalers aimmyarrowshigh and badguys: Panem Map. (Is it what you imagined?)
There are plenty of other online blogs and articles for you to check out as you’re standing in line for the movie, so enjoy them while you await what will likely be one of the best movies of 2012. Stay tuned for my thoughts on the movie over the weekend, as I compare it to Suzanne Collins’s outstanding novel.
As for finding a good seat in the theatre…may the odds be ever in your favor!
March 23rd, 2012 at 1:19 pm
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March 25th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
We found seats in the back, after fighting our way up the steps, dragging drink cups and an overlarge buttered popcorn…it was nearly fight to the death, I had to beg and plead and make dangerous alliances to get some people to scoot over just so we could all four sit together. In the end, we were triumphant.
March 25th, 2012 at 8:29 pm
The odds were in your favor! Thanks for commenting and liking my post, Rebecca. What did you think of the movie?
March 25th, 2012 at 8:56 pm
It was very well done and entertaining. My whole family enjoyed it. I have a million positive things to say about it and only one negative: they handled the “boy with the bread” flashbacks poorly. They were too vague if you hadn’t read the books, and that’s too bad because it’s the foundation of Katniss’ and Peeta’s relationship. But I was very impressed with some of the things they did in the film that weren’t in the books – like the extra Pres. Snow scenes and the gamemaker’s control room.
March 25th, 2012 at 9:00 pm
I enjoyed it but had a different take (see my recent post) but actually, now that you mention it, I enjoyed the gamemakers’ control room as well. It simply needed far more time to develop the amazing characters!