Let's rewind to Thursday night. I love a good night's sleep but I was willing to give that up for The Hunger Games. I was so excited for this movie that I decided to go to the midnight premiere even though a long day of work in Salisbury was in my future. It was great to share the evening with a few of my best girlfriends. It's always nice to have a night out with just the girls. Dinner, movie, candy and popcorn. You just can't go wrong. Add The Hunger Games and you've got perfection!
|Ready to watch The Hunger Games!|
|Kids dressed as Peeta, Katniss, Prim and Effie|
Now I didn't love everything about the movie. One thing that I wasn't impressed with were the two costumes for Katniss presented during opening ceremony. I liked the actual costumes. It was the fire that came off fake. It's 2012. I thought they could do a better job. I guess in my head I was expecting something flawless but what I was saw made me giggle at the effect they tried to portray.
I guess another thing is that it was all shown so fast. It took a minute to get used to how quick the camera moved or how shaky it was at parts. I wanted to take it all in where in reality, you can't do that in a movie. You gotta keep it moving. Even though the film was 2.5 hours long, it felt nothing like it.
Overall I think the production was very well done and I feel that the cast was spot on. Jennifer Lawrence did an AMAZING job as Katniss Everdeen. Kuddos to her. I have to say that the cast and crew did North Carolina proud! The movie had me laughing, crying, and jumping (yes, the muttations made me jump at that one part. I know I'm not the only one though!).
I'll probably see the movie again once Jeremy finally finishes the book. He gets the award for slowest reader of The Hunger Games. I couldn't put the book down whereas he has been on chapter 5 for the past month! I blame sports.
Happy Hunger Games! I love, love, loved the movie! What did you all think?