March 23rd, 2012

beware of dog

The Hunger Games

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I saw The Hunger Games at midnight last night. I slightly over slept this morning, but I made it to work on time and booked it to the coffee shop immediately (I rarely drink coffee), and I think it was worth it. I wouldn't say that it's one of my favorite movies of all time, but it drew me in and attached me somewhat to the characters. I'm looking forward to the next installment, whenever that comes out, and I will be reading the books shortly.

I found it surprising that there was so little music in the film. I think it worked well, but it made it rather difficult to pass candy around my group of friends without being disruptive. On the plus side, it kept me from eating too many M&Ms since I was self-conscious about how loud my chewing sounded in the nearly silent theater. In a way, the silence enhanced the tension of the film. I didn't realize that the film would be as serious as it was, which I suppose was silly of me since it's a story about child sacrifice and warfare. Almost the only humor was when Katniss was on the talk show with Stanley Tucci's blue-haired character.

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