First, a promise: I hear-by solemnly swear to keep this review brief and spoiler-less 🙂 Since I had a test Friday, I wasn’t able to make the opening showing of The Hunger Games and I’ve been very carefully screening the blog posts I read to avoid spoilers myself! I managed that well enough that I had no idea how optimistic to be going into the movie, but let me tell you – this is actually one of the first book-to-movie adaptions I’ve ever left without being able to think of any major plot points they left out. It was phenomenal. I loved the casting; everyone was great, just as I pictured them! Actually, that’s not quite true. Haymitch and Cinna were even better that I imagined. And as I said, they stayed very true to the plot. They toned down the violence a lot, mostly by using close-up enough shots that everything happening just seemed chaotic, and this sometimes gave scenes a slightly different feel than in the book. But honestly, I appreciated that. Going in to the movie, I was actually worried that graphic violence might prevent me from enjoying, although obviously as a PG-13 movie it could only be so bad. Anyway, that’s the only change I really noticed, so I would have to agree with Parajunkee’s earlier review – this is one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I’ve ever seen.
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Current Fiction Readings
I found the most awesome website this week, called lendle.me, which allows kindle users to lend each other books! Courtesy of some other very nice “lendlers” (as the site calls us), I was able to read both Catching Fire and Mockingjay this week, finishing the Hunger Games trilogy. I was planning on waiting for my monthly free book which I can borrow as a member of amazon prime, so I was thrilled to be able to read them sooner! I’ve even been putting off starting other fiction books so I wouldn’t interrupt my involvement in the series. Yes, I was that drawn into it. Continue reading
Bookends is going to be a segment of this blog at the end of every week, where I’ll write a little about books other than those I’m reading for the project. This will include books in a number not chosen, books I’ve already read for a given number and fiction books I’m currently reading. I also feel I should preface this post with the disclaimer that I really am under 25 years old and that the use of words like “hokum” and “humbug” will probably be unusual in this blog, although they do both appear in this post! Oh, another disclaimer… At the end of every post, there will be a summary of the book reviews in the post, in case you don’t want to read my ramblings to get them 🙂 Continue reading