I hope all of you Hunger Games fans had a chance to see the movie. If you haven’t, please note this entry contains spoilers. So stop reading now and come back after you’ve watched.
I loved it! It was true to the book, wasn’t it? Many wonderful performances can be seen in this movie, especially from the smaller roles like Katniss’ mother, her sister Prim, and Gale.
The world of Panem was beautifully rendered; the poverty and despair of District 12 was clearly shown in the simply made home where Katniss and her family lived, their old threadbare clothing, and Katniss’s willingness to risk her life by climbing through the forbidden wire fence to look for extra food.
The scene where Katniss volunteers as tribute to save her little sister was heart-wrenching. The fact that she is willing to sacrifice her life for her little sister’s is proof that she is not the cold-hearted and aloof girl that she pretends to be.
Effie Trinket surely looked the part, with her fancy costume and hair and makeup, a sharp contrast from the real citizens of District 12. Ceasar Flickerman looked just as I pictured him, with his fake smile and strange hair. Flickerman was perfectly at home in the Capital, decorated with banners of red and gold. The scene where Katniss and Peeta ride their chariot into the arena was breathtaking, the flames streaming out behind them. I loved Cinna’s gold eyeliner, a nice touch for a fashion forward stylist like him and Haymitch tried hard to hide his big heart behind his off-putting personality. President Snow was truly creepy with his poofy white hair and white suits. You know we haven’t seen the last of him.
Here is a great website with in-depth details about the making of the movie. http://hungergamesmovie.org/category/hunger-games-filming/
And “Catching Fire” will be released November 23, 2012. For more deets, go here http://www.catchingfiremovie.net/
Mark your calendars and don’t forget to save the date for our Hunger Games party, Friday night, August 17, 2012 @ The Stickney-Forest View Public Library District. May the odds be ever in your favor…