Monday, March 26, 2012

The Hunger Games Experience

I've shared my thoughts on The Hunger Games movie in a few places over at 5 Minutes for Books (including posting two interviews with the producer Nina Jacobson), and I hope you'll check out those posts, linked here within, but it's definitely been an experience.

In fact, I started a Hunger Games movie discussion post, which has been a lot of fun for me. After I saw this movie, I wanted to talk about it. I was more excited about this movie than any other I can remember. The hype fed into it, and I enjoyed being a part of the blockbuster opening weekend, although I'm not always one to jump on the bandwagon or play into the hype. I wrote "when a movie becomes a phenomenon" summarizing my thoughts about my experience from the books to the movie, and highlighting why I think some people are so disappointed.

 All the hype and anticipation, and of course seeing the movie itself renewed my interest in the whole series. When I read Mockingjay, I was disappointed, as many others were, but I thought that part of it was that I hadn't re-read Hunger Games or Catching Fire. Well, now I'm remedying that. I re-read Hunger Games (actually I technically read it for the first time). I'm about halfway through Catching Fire and plan to keep going until I finish the series.

 I liked the movie. I liked it a lot, but this little gem below -- I LOVE. In 11 minutes, they manage to tell the whole story and to include all the details that were left out from the movie. I thought they must have made it in specific response to that, but it first posted on their Facebook page before the movie was released.

Happy Hunger Games!


Carrie said...

Ok, the Beanie Babies Hunger Games was AWESOME. (I also finally got to find out what happened!) As you know, I think the book is actually really awesome (just not as marketed to younger readers.) I don't think it's just "blind entertainment." Although that Beanie Babies version might be. ;)

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Ha! Okay, the video made me giggle. Finally going to see the movie this Friday!!