Ok, I swear this is the last time I will talk about HG for at least a couple days 😉
I would like to start by saying I LOVED THE MOVIE!!!
As I left the theater, I have to admit, I was slightly underwhelmed. I couldn’t figure out why. Then I got to thinking about it and I realized that I truly did love the movie. There were just a couple small changes that could have made it FANTASTIC.
1. Not casting Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. Unfortunately, my reservations about him playing such an important character were justified. I don’t feel like he ever really connected with the character. Either that or he is just a bad actor. I wanted to like him. I really did. He just did not do it for me. You are supposed to be rooting for Peeta, but instead he was just meh.
2. Go deeper into the Peeta/Katniss story. I understand it is a movie and they can’t fit everything in that is in the books but I feel as though they left out some extremely important character development between Katniss and Peeta. They went from zero to couple in about two seconds. If I did not read the books, I feel like I would have been wondering how the heck that happened. Also, if they would have gone deeper into this story, maybe I would have liked Josh Hutcherson more…
3. Show a little more gore. I get that the target audience is a young age, but I think they kept some parts a little too PG. Some fight scenes in the book were extremely graphic. Nothing in the movie was graphic at all. I understand why this one did not happen, but I think it would have enhanced the movie drastically.
All that said, I was blown away by Jennifer Lawrence’s acting. I did not expect so much emotion to be drawn during a few specific parts of the movie. Those parts moved me more than in the books and I believe that I all because of Jennifer Lawrence.
Also, I was extremely impressed with how true to the books the movie was. That never happens. I think it made for some very happy fans.
The more I think about it, the more I loved it. I plan on going and see it again with hubs. I absolutely believe it deserves all the records it is breaking. Yes, I thought it was that good. I am so happy for the success of the movie. I simply can not wait until the next one comes out!
P.S. I swear normal skipping in Seattle posts will be back tomorrow!! 🙂