March 25th, 2012

beware of dog

Don't Judge A Book By It's Movie

Be warned, this post includes nerdy grammar ranting.

I quickly bought The Hunger Games the day after I saw the film and finished reading it the following day (today, I guess). I'm not sure why, but I felt a little more attached to the characters after reading the book, just as I felt more attached to them after writing my movie review. I actually cried a few times, which the movie never managed. On the flip side, once I finished the book, I found myself less and less satisfied with it. Then I remembered a random comment that one of my friends made at the screening and it dawned on me why the book had left a bitter taste: Katniss is extremely cynical. At the time my friend made the comment, I thought, "Well, I'm pretty cynical, I'll probably love her." Collapse )

In short, I plan to read the next two books as soon as they come in the mail, but I can't wait until the sequels come out, and I'm already anticipating going back to see The Hunger Games again.