I saw the Hunger Games movie yesterday, and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed the movie nearly as much as I love the books. You don’t have to read the books first in order to get what’s going on, but it does help you get more of the back story. Since the author Suzanne Collins worked on the screenplay herself; it does capture the essence of the book very well. Fans of the novel won’t be disappointed. I would highly suggest reading the book first, and that’s not just because I’m a librarian.
For those (like, 2 of you) who don’t know, The Hunger Games is set in a future of 12 Districts ruled by the Panem government, which is based in the bright and shiny Capitol. Every year two teens are selected from each District to participate in a televised death match called the Hunger Games. 24 teens enter, one teen wins. This is to remind the Districts why the Capitol is in charge. It takes reality TV to a whole new level of scary.
It’s violent. It’s frightening. It will make you cry. It’s also a story full of hope, romance, strength, and rebellion. There really is something for everyone.
The look of the Capitol was just how I pictured it in my head. They did a fabulous job with the costuming. I didn’t feel like Effie was nearly absurd enough, and President Snow should have been a bit of a snappier dresser. The movie used plenty of shaky cam to make sure it got the PG-13 rating.
Last weekend, it raked in over $155 million. It ranks third all-time for opening weekend gross profits. I’m happy to have contributed my 10 bucks.
I can’t wait to see what they do with Catching Fire.
It is almost here!!! The premier of the Hunger Games movie!!! Will it live up to the hype?? Sometimes when a book you love becomes a movie it is a letdown. This one looks like it will be good though. It seems like these books were meant to be movies, with the stark contrasts of the different characters, the pageantry of the games, and the electrifying plot.
If you want to learn more about the movie go to:
If you want to find out what district you are from take this quiz:
And if you are still looking for more…. Here is an interview with Suzanne Collins in which she gives her opinion of the film:
May the odds be ever in your favor!!!!
Alright nerds, as if we haven’t gushed enough praise on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s truly original series of books, our patience is finally rewarded with the upcoming release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (link to the movie’s website) coming out on August 13!
I, for one, am incredibly excited to see what exactly masterful film director Edgar Wright (check him out on the Internet Movie Database) has decided to present to the thousands of rabid Scott Pilgrim fans all over the world. The high-spirited trailer alone proves that Wright plans to stay as loyal to O’Malley’s vision as the limits of film will allow.
In the meantime, however, spend your days catching up on Scott, Ramona, Kim, Stephen, Knives, Young Neil and the rest as you dive head-first back into the six volume set in anticipation of what is surely to be a great time at the movies!
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life By Bryan Lee O’Malley
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Also, be sure to check out Edgar Wright’s collection of cool stuff!
Shaun of the Dead
Spaced: The Complete Series
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