Friday, March 30, 2012

Let Me Gush: My Thoughts on The Hunger Games

Happy Friday!!!

Okay, so I know everyone's been talking about one of the most anticipated (if not THE most anticipated) movie of 2012: The Hunger Games... and you're all probably tired of hearing about it, but just let me gush, please? ;)

I've mentioned countless times before that I absolutely loved The Hunger Games trilogy.
I waited patiently for March 23rd along with everyone else and I loooooved the movie -- it is so worth the wait! :D


Of course it wasn't as good as the book (it never is... except for The Devil Wears Prada -- the movie was way better than the book, haha!), but I still think they definitely did an amazing job. And I'm not one to nitpick over the smallest details (like stuff changed from the book and how it changes the meaning of the story) -- I was just there, a big fan of the trilogy, enjoying the movie. :)

In my opinion, The Hunger Games can easily be America's answer to the UK's Harry Potter (which I am also a HUGE fan of!) in terms of the costumes and the set -- they created a whole different world, much like Harry Potter did.

They also did an amazing job casting the right actor for each character.
I can't imagine anyone else being Katniss, Peeta, Gale, etc.

http://www.moviesandtvhistoryguy.com/hunger_games.htm  Jennifer Lawrence of the Hunger Games.
Jennifer Lawrence -- Katniss Everdeen

She's a really talented actress, amazing!

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellars (The Hunger Games)
Josh Hutcherson -- Peeta Mellark

He is such a sweetheart!

Gale
Liam Hemsworth -- Gale Hawthorne

Thanks to Liam and the way he portrayed Gale, I almost left Team Peeta for Team Gale, haha!
But yeah, keyword: Almost!

1 Million points each to Lenny Kravitz as Cinna (left) & Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy (center) in THE HUNGER GAMES. Photo credit: Murray Close
Lenny Kravitz -- Cinna and Woody Harrelson -- Haymitch Abernathy

Cinna = I want him to be my new best friend!
Haymitch = Waaaay more sober in the movie.
But I kinda liked that, and seeing him work behind the scenes was a good touch.

Katniss Everdeen's gorgeous fiery red dress in The Hunger Games
Stanley Tucci -- Caesar Flickerman

Stanley Tucci is brilliant -- When is he ever not, right? ;)
And I love how there's more of him in the movie.

Effie Trinket "The Hunger Games"
Elizabeth Banks -- Effie Trinket

Amazing!

The Hunger Games
Wes Bentley -- Seneca Crane

I thought it was so nice to see the Head Gamemaker in his element. 
And not gonna lie, his beard is pretty cool!

President Snow #hungergames
Donald Sutherland -- President Coriolanus Snow

He tends to his roses, but he's still scary...

Rue from The Hunger Games! food
Amandla Stenberg -- Rue

She is adorable and I got all teary-eyed... okay, honestly, I pretty much sobbed when she, you know, died... :/

So yeah, I loved the movie -- I cried (many times!), I screamed, I cheered, I got mad, I felt proud of Peeta and Katniss... I'm so happy I watched it and I cannot wait for Catching Fire! :)

Have you guys seen it? Thoughts?

And the most important question of all...

Katniss & Petta during The Hunger Games

Team Peeta or

‘The Hunger Games’ rakes in $155,000,000 at box office opening weekend, third highest in history   The adventure flick is also the highest grossing film for a non-sequel opening weekend - in history    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/hunger-games-rakes-155m-box-office-opening-weekend-highest-history-article-1.1050622#ixzz1qBTZCPfz

Team Gale? ;)

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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92 comments:

  1. I haven't watched yet but I have read the trilogy and am waiting a few weeks to see it so I can avoid the crowds. Very excited about it and definitely Team Peeta though I was Team Gale through the 1st 2 books.

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    1. aaahhh, i can't wait for you to see it! and i gotta say, i've always been team peeta, haha. ;) please come back here and let me know what you think when you watch it. :D

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  2. gahhh i just saw the movie too, and have been
    a huge fan of the books. i was irked at some
    of the discrepancies--but no biggie, i still
    REALLY enjoyed the movie (more than i thought
    i would have!).

    i'm team peeta, but i do have a soft spot for gale
    (at least in the beginning, i do. you know).

    <3

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    1. yeah, i was like "whaat?" on some of the discrepancies, but really it didn't matter so much. the movie was still amazing. :)

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  3. This movie is awesome as lots of my friends comments,too. You are amazing in writing all the actors and actress down, thanks for sharing your opinion.

    looking forward to your next update :)

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  4. Glad you enjoyed it, I think I'm the only one in the world who hasn't seen it and who has no intention of seeing it! I'm sure you probably think I'm nuts now! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. oh, no worries, i know not everyone is a fan of the hunger games. :)

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  5. I love peeta!!! he's a total sweetheart!

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  6. I know how you are so crazy about this movie :P but have you read the whole Rue story? I think I tweeted about it :P it was a pretty good movie. and I think I am on team Gale :P hahaha..but I have never read the books so I don't know. :D I love this post tho ^^, Yeah it was sad when Rue died. Although fyi this movie gave me a headache...its the moving too much. I enjoyed it. I wish we saw it together then you can fill me in :P

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    1. yeah, i tweeted you back. ;) haha yeah, the running parts made me dizzy too. and i wish we saw it together too, that'd be fun! :D

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  7. Great post!
    Almost finished with the book - about 80 pages left, so tonight is the night :oD
    The book already made me cry and I can´t wait to watch the movie this weekend (?) and start book #2.

    So far I´m still team Gale :o/ don´t hit me hehehehe

    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo
    Anni

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    1. yay, i can't wait for you to see it!!! haha no worries, i won't hit you! ;)

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  8. Nice post!!

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  9. I haven't seen the movie (or read the book), but I read about all the racist comments on Twitter about Amandla playing Rue.

    Looks like an interesting movie and book, though! My sister wants to go see it.

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    1. ohmygosh, yeah, those comments were just downright disgusting. i can't believe how narrow-minded some people are! :/

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  10. loooved the movie!!
    i didn't read the books though. can't wait for the next movie, lol!
    I think I am team Gale! throughout the movie, Peeta always looked so shady, I kept feeling like he was up to something... hm!

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    1. awww, haha! that's a part the movie didn't quite explain. it's all in the book, though. ;)

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  11. I don't know where I have been, but seriously, I haven't heard about the Hunger games until THIS WEEK haha. I better start reading the books first...

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    1. oh, haha! ;) let me know when you start reading the books. :)

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  12. can't wait for the movie too!

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  13. oh man, i will definitely watch this movie this weekend! love your mini review ;-) have a happy weekend!!

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    1. happy weekend! glad you loved my review and let me know what you think of the movie! :D

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  14. Great review! I went to see it last weekend, loved it :) It's a good thing I haven't read the books yet. This way I will only get more details about the trilogy, and don't necessarily feel like there's so much changed or left out in the movies. :)

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  15. I loved the post! Hunger Games seems to be a great movie!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. thank you, i'm happy you loved it! have a great weekend too! :)

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  16. thanks for teaching me about the Hunger Games... I think I'm the only person in the world who hadn't heard of it!! lol

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    1. oh no, i'm sure there are other people out there who haven't really heard so much about it too. ;)

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  17. I just saw it!!!! I am very picky when it comes to remake of the book (I was very disappointed in some Harry Potter movies lol!) but I liked it a lot =DDDD Jennifer Lawrence did such an AMAZING job protraying Katniss... amazing. Really wasn't expecting how good she was even after reading all the reviews XD And Josh and Liam too... lol I agree actually I like Gale more after watching the movie LOL!!! But still team Peeta ahahaha!!!! I am Peeta alllll the way =DDDDDD And I finally got the rose/shower joke!! Cuz when I was reading the book I was like what's funny about it? LOL! And I absolutely LOVE the fire costumes... >_< that part completely lived up to my expectations!!! Ahh!!! I need to stop. I'm writing a novel here. But seriously I can sit here and gush all day too XD I only wished some parts are more intense than it was in the movie :P oh well!!! Still really good >w<

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    1. i am team peeta all the way too!!! except for the first few minutes of the movie, haha. ;)
      and don't worry about your long comment, i actually love it, we can gush together!!! :D

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  18. I gotta read this dang book already. Man!

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  19. And I almost cheered out loud when Peeta threw the weight XD but why was the theater so quiet?! >o< okay gonna stop now. ahahahaha

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    1. hahahahahahaha, i love this! we should email each other and talk more about this! ;)

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  20. I enjoyed reading this post, mimi! I agree, eventhough they changed stuff in the movie, i didn't really mind cuz it was still amazing. And i am definitely team peeta!

    --Olivia :)

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    1. thanks, i'm so glad you enjoyed it! and yay for team peeta! :)

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  21. I also LOVED the movie! I've already watched it in theaters twice, haha! The actors and actresses portrayed the characters perfectly!

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    1. i want to see it again, haha! :)

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  22. Mimi Thanks for stopping by http://jemsandjules.blogspot.com/ and leaving a comment! I love getting comments and love knowing someone is reading. The hunger games was great! I am conflicted over team Peeta vs Team Gale too lol.

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    1. you're very welcome and thanks for stopping by too!!! :D

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  23. Ah, I'm gonna go see it tonight!!! I seriously cannot wait.
    I've been Team Peeta since book 1. I was disappointed in Gale in the ending of the 3rd book.
    How could he do that to Katniss?!!! He's supposed to be her BEST FRIEND!!!
    But let's see if my opinion change after the movie. LOL.

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    1. whooops, spoiler alert for people who haven't read the books, haha! ;)
      let me know what you think of the movie!

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  24. Awesome post!
    Must see the movie asap!

    xoxox,
    CC

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    1. thanks! and yes, i hope you get to see it soon! :)

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  25. amazing blog, absolutely love it! x

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  26. Hi! i like your blog, your cinematographic recommendation is brilliant… I hope to see the film soon! XOXO
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    1. thank you!!! and i hope you see it soon too. :)

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  27. can`t wait to see this movie! xx

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  28. I like this movie's book..
    I hope, i'll watch movie..
    Love, Kitty :))

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  29. I saw the movie last night and I absolutely LOVED it! It's so great to see a movie with a heroin!

    xo, H
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    1. i totally agree. i love how strong katniss' character is -- she has none of bella's passive and weak character. ;)

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  30. ohhh...i'm going tomorrow!!!can't wait!!!lovely post!!!


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    1. aaahhh, yay, i'm excited for you!!!

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  31. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I’ d be very pleased if you like my blog enough to follow it and I will follow yours of course! I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often!

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  32. I haven't seen the movie yet but I've heard so many good reviews about it so definitely worthy to watch! I'm gonna watch it on sunday, can't wait! :-)

    Babi
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    1. yay! let me know what you think. :)

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  33. I can't wait to see this movie!Thanks a lot for your comment...I follow you too!
    xoxo
    Faby

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  34. I enjoyed your post. I haven't seen the Hunger Games yet, but am really looking forward to it. Sounds awesome.
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    1. yay, i'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  35. you didnt have comments under your new post so I am commenting here haha! looks like a wonderful saturday to me! good selection of magazines!!

    xx Kelly

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    1. oh yeah, i disabled comments for my new post. ;) thanks for still leaving me a comment though! :)

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  36. Team Peeta all the way!!! I agree with literally everything you said, Mimi! Love this post!

    Love, Belle

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  37. Loveeeeddd the movie soo much!! The books were definitely better but I really did love both!! Cant wait for this one to be on DVD!!

    XX
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    1. i knoooow, i want the dvd too, so i can watch it over and over and over again. ;)

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  38. I love the movie, is very good! kisses and following your blog

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    1. i'm glad you loved the movie too! and thanks for following my blog! :)

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  39. Omg I loved the books and the movie! SO GOOD.

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    1. haha yes, it was sooooo good!!! ;)

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  40. I really need to read this book!!

    xo,
    Angela
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  41. I'm going to see it tomorrow! I'm team Peeta but Liam is nice to look at ;)

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    1. you described it perfectly, hahaha! i'm team peeta too, but gosh darn it, liam is so handsome, haha! ;)

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  42. team gale!gonna catch this movie today.

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  43. Loved the movie!

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  44. AHHHHHHHH! Of course, I loved the movie as well! I do agree with you that the book is better, but it's usually like that anyway. As for choosing a team, I'm kinda both haha. My sister always tells me I can't do that, but I love both Peeta and Gale! ;D

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    1. hahaha, bree, you gotta pick one! just kidding! ;)

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