Back in January I had my monthly overdose of The Hunger Games. I remember that I started reading the books because I heard someone saying great things about the story. So I couldn’t help it and went thru the first part in less than 3 days, making me crave for the next two parts, finishing them in less than a month.
You can now imagine how thrilled I was when I heard that the movie will be released in March. For the last couple of months I could only rave about how cool this would be. I mean The Hunger Games for real, until yesterday, when I got out of the movie theater.
When this weekend started I had rising hopes for the movie, I even got people around me kind of exasperated because of my excitement of going to the movies. So there I was yesterday in the theater all happy at 2 pm (Yes..I go to the movies early), eager for the movie to start. It kind of reminded me when I used to go and see Harry Potter.
But, as I saw the movie developing I found that:
- They changed things in the story. Ok I am not that annoyed about it, because I mean how you are going to tell an entire book in 142 minutes without making some adaptations to it? But I really wanted to see how Prim’s goat looked like and also the cheese she used to do. I even dreamt about tasting that cheese. But that’s just me.
- I felt the story started kind of slow. I don’t know I mean I just felt it slow but all of the sudden you could see action everywhere like wooopahhh.
- I got dizzy at some shots. Which led me to the question, am I converting into some kind of Old Hag? Really there were scenes where I couldn’t get what the hell was going on because I felt so dizzy that even the nacho’s I was eating started rumbling in me.
- I felt that I needed more connection with the characters. Ok I read the books, but still if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have understood the characters well enough to make a bond with them.
- They showed Haymitch as a lovable trainer… Really? Ok not that much but he seemed softer than he looked in the books, I mean I was waiting for someone rough with all his traumas on board, I don’t know why I just did.
- In some parts I felt the story was cold, without emotions, I mean I did feel the chill when Katniss sacrificed for Prim or in the Rue Part which I will not spoil. But rather than that, I felt like Katniss’ mother, Cold and Motionless which by the way, I imagined her exactly the same way while reading the books.
So I got out of the movie with a Love-Hate emotion inside of me which has lasted me since today. I mean I LOVED the books and we shared a great three weeks. But I really wanted to like the movie as well and make this my new option of eagerness to go to the theater once in a while. I am unsure right now if I will go and watch the second movie. Maybe I will wait for it to come to DVD. Only time will say.