|Catnip and the Monster Truck|
Yes, I saw the movie wearing knee-high brown boots and an outdoors-y jacket in an attempt to channel Katniss Everdeen. Because that's just how I roll. =P
This is not a movie review---well, actually, if me raving about how I enjoyed the film counts as a movie review in the blogosphere, then I guess you can call it that. This blog post contains minor spoilers, though. So if you haven't seen the movie well... one, why the hell not? Two, what are you waiting for? And lastly, please stop reading now.
I read the books a week before the movie came out---it wasn't difficult to finish the trilogy in such a short period of time because the books have really redefined the term "page turner". Besides, how can I not finish the story of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark? As of this writing, I fear for my future and the fate of my unborn kids because I honestly don't think I'll settle down until I find a guy who is like Peeta. His character is just effortlessly romantic. I want a guy like that---someone so breathtakingly amazing... someone so selfless and knows how to love in ways men today seem to be oblivious about... someone whom, even if I live through a thousand lifetimes, I still won't deserve. Baking skills are optional. =P
But I digress (translation: expect a Peeta-centric blog post in the coming days. I'm seriously in love with this fictional character. Aaah, yes. Now you know why I am still single!).
I've stayed away from movie reviews because I didn't want my appreciation of the film to be stained by critics'/movie goers' personal tastes. I wanted to go into that theater, feel every scene and take it in, enjoy or hate it on my own and not remember that oh they wrote about this scene, said it's blah blah blah and I agree/disagree with them. I'm glad I did---the movie wasn't perfect but I really loved it. I've seen it a total of four times now.
I don't really have much to say about the book-to-movie adaptation issues. I just---well, I went into the theaters looking forward to seeing how the pages will come alive onscreen. I had no plans of nitpicking. I just wanted to enjoy each frame, each tune, each dialogue. Even if there were some scenes that weren't faithful to the books, I realized that I didn't really mind. I was just glad to see Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson bring Katniss and Peeta to life. I also loved how the movie made the audience actually READ the books. I have three cousins who are now jump-starting their summer vacation with Suzanne Collins's masterpiece in their hands.
|Peeta Mellark & Katniss Everdeen|
I still have a lot of books left in my reading list but sometimes when I get bored, I go back to reading "Catching Fire" instead of getting a move on with my other books. It's just---a great escape. There's a scene in the movie, where Katniss and Peeta are in the cave and he tells her about the time he started to notice her. The lines were a little different from the book but the dialogue in the film turned me to mush just as effectively. He ends his lines with "I watched you going home every day... Every day."
And I swear my cousins and I spilled popcorn all over the theater floor because we where shoving each other out of kilig. We couldn't scream so we were just making this really ugly sound of EEEEEEEEEEEEK with our lips pressed shut so that the audience won't assassinate us or something. And recently, each time we'd see each other, we'd yell "Everydaaaaay!!!!"
You just have to see the movie to understand why that word was so goddarn fiiiine! If you're a girl, you'd understand. Hahaha.
I haven't completely gotten over my THG craze. I'm searching for merchandise I can buy (I reaaaally want that Mockingjay pin and their arena uniforms) and re-reading the books when I have time to spare. It is, perhaps, my second addiction. It hasn't reached my Potter fever, nothing will. But The Hunger Games trilogy is definitely staying in my Kindle and thanks to Peeta, my views of men and romance will never be the same again! Hahahaha. :))))