Today I decided that, like thousands of other people surely will be, me and Aaron should be Katniss and Peeta for Halloween. (or Effie and Cinna. Think I could get Aaron to wear gold eyeliner?) The question now is, which Katniss?!
Reaping Day Katniss?
In the Woods Katniss?
Soon to be on Fire Katniss?
I think I can safely rule out Interview and Soon to be on Fire Katniss since my Halloween costumes have been historically low maintenance. (Bones from "Bones" anyone? 5 years in a row being a witch followed by 3 years of pirate?) Reaping Katniss gives me an excuse to buy a new dress and Arena/In the Woods Katniss could both be thrown together with stuff I already have (minus a bow and arrow and a mockingjay pin).
What a dilemma. Good thing I have until October to figure it out.
Did you watch the movie? Aaron and I forked over $8 for a matinee (Can you believe that?! That's the price of a regular nighttime movie in Utah), and I definitely thought it was worth it. I tend to dislike books made into movies (Harry Potter), but I thought they did a great job following the book.
Things that disappointed me:
Girl on Fire moment- I wanted more wow!
Jason Bourne style filming- headache
I didn't feel the horror of the idea of children being forced to kill children, but maybe I was just too used to the idea from reading the books a bunch of times?
Things that were spot on:
Rue, and what I'm assuming was her father freaking out and throwing things after her death-that was the part that had me near sobbing
Seneca Crane's beard
Everything about Effie
Not CGI'ing tributes' eyes onto beasts at the end-I think it would've looked laughable instead of rightly horrifying
I want to go see it again! I feel like I missed a bunch of things the first time around or I was so annoyed with the jerky camera that I couldn't fully enjoy the movie. Next time I'll be mentally prepared and maybe take an ibuprofen before and then I can truly savor my Hunger Games cinematic experience.
What did you think?
What did you think?