After too much waiting and prolonging the agony of anticipation, I was able to watch The Hunger Games today.
It is no secret how much I love the book, and ever since I learned that a movie is going to be made out of it, I just can’t wait to watch it. The release date was March 21 (?) but I had to wait for the boyfriend to arrive so that we can watch it together (Gian’s also a fan of the series).
Ah, the movie. I absolutely love it. I’m glad I read the book first before watching the movie but I think I would still love the film even without reading the book. Yes, this rarely happens when a movie adaptation of a book does not disappoint me. Jennifer Lawrence is perfect for the role as Katniss Everdeen. And I just love Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. There are some things in the movie that were different from the way I imagined them when I was reading the book (such as the Cornucopia and the hovercraft), but those minor details can be overlooked. After all, I am not the director, haha. I also love the sound track, I might download it if I get the chance. And the costumes! Katniss’ dresses in the book wowed me (or my imagination) while reading it, and I totally love the way the dresses were portrayed in the film. Such pretty colors and attractive designs!
I want to rave more about how this movie was worth waiting for but I’m too tired and sleepy already. One thing is for sure. I’ll definitely be looking forward to watching Catching Fire next year!
Happy Hunger Games everyone! And may the odds be ever in your favor!