To tell you honestly, I only watched the movie because I wanted to know what the fuss is all about. Everyone is talking about The Hunger Games and how much everyone is looking forward for the movie and how the movie is the next-in-line when it comes to hit movie franchise from Harry Potter to Twilight to The Hunger Games. And of course, how everyone loves the book and how good it is…so I really wont turn down a movie invitation from friends to watch this!
The movie adaption is almost 95% loyal to the book. I think one of the reason it was like that, because the screenplay is done none the less by the author. The only major difference is on how Katniss got the pin of Mockingjay from her friend,Madge, the daughter of the District 12 Mayor but in the movie, she bought it from Seam for Prim since it was reaping day.
At first I really thought the movie is so shaky as if I’m watching an indie movie. I think that they did it that way, to match the movie’s spirit. And they only did that while the scene is on District 12 where Katniss is in her natural habitat. The pacing of the movie is so natural, there’s no lagging and all important parts where highlighted. I just wished that there were more Katniss and Peeta moments. I know there’s a height difference when I saw the premiere pictures but if she’s not all glamored up, they would have been on the same height. 🙂 Casting Peeta is a stand out because I think that Josh is the perfect Peeta, on how the author described him, medium height, stocky and with blond hair. The movie is packed up with action, suspense and a little bit of romance. It’s not a chick flick so if you are waiting to see something that will make you laugh or even smile, you should see Mirror, Mirror instead, which will be my next movie reaction.
May the odds be ever in your favor.