Tick, tock. Tick, tock. It's a clock.

05 November 2013

It was too early in the morning to be fangirling but I couldn't help it! If you are a fan of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy and are eagerly awaiting the movie adaptation of Catching Fire like me, then you are in for a treat! Subway has released an exclusive online debut of an all new TV spot featuring Christina Aguilera's contribution to the Catching Fire OST and IT. IS. PERFECT.


Coincidentally, I also finished rereading Catching Fire in the van on the way to work this morning. Collins deserves a lot of credit for making me feel like I was reading it for the first time! Granted that I first read the book three years ago and I never found the need to read it again until a month before the movie is shown because it's just too heartbreaking, but all the emotions I felt - happiness, grief, faith that the spirit will triumph over any adversity, panic, despair, disgust at human folly, rooting for my favorite fictional characters who do not have the odds among their favor, among others - are still there, magnified even more because being older (and hopefully wiser) has made me understand more from this dystopian fictional universe that, truth be told and frighteningly so, might not be too far from reality.

Others have turned their noses up on the series because it "belongs to the Young Adult genre". Excusez moi, but The Hunger Games is much more than that. Yes, there's a love triangle between three teenagers, but there are a lot more at play - complex characters with different motivations, subterfuges, deception, the consequences of having an insatiable thirst for power, politics, the society's skewed obsession with celebrities and reality TV, friendships and alliances even while having preconceived prejudices... I could go on all day, but I guess what I'm trying to say is don't knock it 'til you've read even the first few chapters at least.

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What it all boils down to is that Catching Fire is my favorite book in the trilogy and I am counting down the days until I am inside the cinema, watching the movie.

4 comments:

Rose said...

i'm very, very excited for the movie as well. i guess it's time for me to re-read the book again. thankfully, i'm not much of a purist when it comes to cinematic adaptations of my favorite books. there will always be modifications.


hayyy, peeta! <3

Aileen A. said...

OMG I am fangirl too! :))) I am excited for the next movie, and I agree, it's not really just for the young adults. I actually think it's a bit 'heavy' for young adults if they really 'read between the lines'. :))

krissy said...

And it's not like they can fit a whole book into a two hour-movie. Whatever they do, they can't please everyone. :D

krissy said...

Yep, it's a book written for adults with teenagers as the main characters, so maybe that's where the confusion started XD