Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Hunger Games Book/Movie Review!

It's been a while since I've blogged but I've really come to miss it. Blogging every day was just too much and it made it seem more like a job rather than a hobby. I'm back now though and while I can't promise I will blog often, I definitely will try to. Today's blog post will be a review on The Hunger Games book and movie, by Suzanne Collins.

I've just read the book for the first time this past week. I read the first three chapters Tuesday night, the majority of it Wednesday, and finished up the last chapter on Thursday. The reason I decided to read it now was because one of my friends invited me to go and see it this past Friday with her and a few other people for her birthday. It was a really good book. I can't say which is better; the book or the movie, because I loved both of them. Despite its popularity, I had never read the book until now, I'm not quite sure why, but I'm very happy I decided to give it a chance.

The book was so detailed and well written that you could imagine every scene (what I imagined was pretty much just like it was in the movie) haha I don't mean to sound like an English teacher when I say that! But it's true...and it was just such a thrilling book and kept you wanting more...what else is there to say about it? The book was fantastic, probably one of my favorites after, of course, the Pretty Little Liars series, which is also amazing, If you haven't read it, basically the book is a bout a 16 year old girl, Katniss Everdeen, who lives in District 12 in the fiction country of Panem. Once a year, all twelve districts must choose one boy and one girl to fight in the annual Hunger Games - a fight to the death, literally. Her 12 year old sister Primrose is selected to participate, but Katniss volunteers instead. The boy from District 12, Peeta Mellark, is someone Katniss remembers from a long time ago when he gave her bread when her and her family were starving. So, basically that's the basic storyline...read it and find out what happens. Personally this is one of the best books I've ever read, as I've probably already mentioned (ha) but DEFINITELY CHECK IT OUT. It's freakin' awesome:)

The movie...well first let me just say that Josh Hutcherson blonde is sexy. Like, really sexy. ♥ haha. Jennifer Lawrence is an amazing actress, as well, and is just how I had pictured Katniss before reading the book. She looked stunning as well! The movie was amazing, one part where one of my friends totally screamed haha but it was awesome! It was not as gory as the descriptions in the book, thankfully, which is good for anyone who doesn't like to see gruesome scence such as that. The one part that bugged me is that they played absolutely none of the music from the soundtrack, except for in the end credits. I think they should have played it more often, maybe Safe & Sound (Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars) when Rue died...oh, btw, that has to have been one of the saddest parts. Anyway, the movie was pretty awesome...ooh, and Catching Fire (the sequel) comes out in a movie November of 2013!