kinda turns into a review of the books
So I went to see it last night. I've had a while to think about it and put my thoughts into order, lets see how I do.
|I'm really not a huge fan of the Mockingjay pin design, mainly because the bird |
looks like neither a Mockingbird or a Jay.
It's safe to say then, that the movie had a lot to live up to. The burning question was, did it? The answer? Yes and no. It succeed in being an adaptation of a high standard. It was slick, it was cool and it most certainly held my attention. I do not want to give away any spoilers for those that haven't seen it or read the books, but there is a certain scene in this movie that will stay with me for a long time, involving Katniss and a sign of solidarity she makes after a particularly moving event. That completely and utterly ruined me and I blubbed like a baby. So it's safe to say they managed to capture some of the raw emotion that the books have in abundance. It also accurately conveyed the fear and desperation of all involved and the depravity and cruelness of those in control.
What I was most afraid however, was not necessarily that the film would be bad; the sheer amount of positive reviews told me that this wasn't going to be another catastrophic book adaptation. It was rather that I would no longer feel the same about the book series. That my feelings towards them would be forever tainted. I am pleased to report however, that the opposite is true. Because I could see how much they were not able to include, it made me love the books even more for the simple fact that you can feel so much closer to Katniss and all her fellow characters. You can explore better the relationships she has with Gail, Peeta, Rue and Haymitch, all of which I feel were not developed fully in the films. Trying to read anything now will be struggle as all I want to do is pick them up and immerse myself in the story once again and rediscover them in their awe inspiring brilliance.
If you are reading this, I am assuming you are a book lover and therefore will have read The Hunger Games series. If by chance, you haven't, then what are you waiting for?
I envy all those who are reading these books for the first time. A part of me wishes I could wipe them from my memory, so that I could re-live, and re-love them all over again.
Thank you for reading >.<