May the odds be ever in this movie's favor.

15 November 2011

The Hunger Games trilogy is probably the best set of books I read last year. I was so hooked into it that I recommended demanded my close friends to read it. I couldn't stop talking about it for weeks! To think I just started reading the first book, Hunger Games, after I reserved my copy of Mockingjay which is the last book in the series. Remember how I even went to the Launch Party? :)

I found it hard to find a copy of the second book, Catching Fire, because all bookstores I went to ran out of stocks already. I chanced upon one on a magical Saturday though, and all those times spent looking for it was I literally clutched my heart and gasped out loud after reading the last paragraph that my Mama asked me if I was okay!

The Harry Potter series is still my first love but these gems by Suzanne Collins deserve their own kind of lovin'. Really, it won't make any sense to compare the two because they both belong to a league of their own.

The Hunger Games trilogy stirred all kinds of emotions in me: grief, happiness, the joys of triumph through adversity, panic, despair, hope, and disgust at human folly, among others. Most importantly, I fell in love with the characters Suzanne created: the girl on fire and the boy with the bread.

When I first learned about the film version being made, of course I was skeptic. I didn't think anyone could ever translate the events in the book into film and still evoke the same feelings anyone who has read it felt. I also didn't like some of the actors they cast to take on the main roles, so forgive me for being prejudiced. It didn't help that they showed a sneak peek that I thought was terrible. In short, I didn't feel excited for the movie at all.

The first theatrical trailer was shown today though. I didn't bother checking it out at first, but curiosity got the better of me.

I watched it:

... and I got goosebumps.

I actually thought it looked cool and I have a slight feeling it would pass my expectations.

Here's a photo of the Tributes from the different Districts
Have you read this trilogy? What did you think about it? I am excited to read the three books again, but I'm afraid it will somehow dampen my Christmas spirit so I guess I'll just wait until January next year. I actually can't wait until I have bought myself a Kindle Fire, I am so getting the Kindle edition of The Girl Who Was On Fire!

I really, really, really hope the movie gives justice to the book. If not, then I guess it's good I'll always have the books to just read again and again.

Looking forward to the movie that'll be shown on 23 March 2012. Another movie to add to my list of '2012 movies I'm excited to see' which already includes The Dark Knight Rises on the top spot! I swear books, movies, books about movies, and books turned into movies will be the death of my savings account. Not that I'm complaining ;)

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