Hello readers! As you are probably well aware, there are exactly 12 hours and 1 minute until the 12:01am premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES (at least in CST)!! I am just a little bit excited…just a little though. 😉
And so, in preparation for the midnight movie premiere, I have re-read The Hunger Games for the first time since my original read back in the summer.
And as a tribute to my love for this story, and in mental prep for this evening, I am going to reflect and discuss what I would love to see happen on the big screen (and what I hope they don’t mess up!)
**Warning! This will contain book spoilers! Continue at your own risk!**
1. First of all, after reading the first two chapters, I am super pumped at the amount of detail that was included in what little clips of the movie the preview shows. The reaping scene, which is a prominent feature of every movie preview, is so mind-bogglingly similar to what actually unfolds in the text! That makes me very happy, because hopefully the directors and producers have put that detail into the rest of the film!! =)
2. Haywitch’s character: I haven’t seen any of the works Woody Harrelson has starred in to know how he is as an actor, I just hope that he sticks to the Haywitch character that Suzanne Collins, because I love him. =)
3. The roof scene the night before the games: I want to feel the emotional intensity that is present in the book, as well as the sexual tension that kind of starts in that moment. But I want it to be subtle. 😉
4. Rue’s Mockingjay song: I really hope they pick 4 beautiful notes, and that they make this a prominent theme in the soundtrack whenever Rue is on screen.
5. Rue’s death scene/Katniss’ song: It better be beautiful. And Katniss better sing it!
6. The chemistry between Katniss and Peeta: I just have to say, it better seem realistic and pure (well, as pure as one can get when “playing the games” like Katniss does). I want it to be real, not forced or overdone. It just needs to be believeable.
7. The emotional banging on the glass door Katniss scene: I want this to be in the movie simply because it is a true emotion she expresses towards Peeta, and I feel like it is vital to show this to set up the rest of this trilogy movie-wise.
8. The ending: I don’t know how they are going to end it, if they will keep it the same as the book or change it a little to make it seem more final until Catching Fire can come out. But I hope it ends nicely (well, as nicely as you can end it with Katniss and Peeta angry with each other).
12 loooong hours. =)
Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor. =)
My Bookshelf Rating:
A Top Shelf Book! The development of this world and the characters is so superb, and Collins does so while still keeping the plotline moving full force. There is not a spare second for you to slow down while reading this book. In fact, this novel does such a good job at forcing this sense of urgency for you to keep reading it and finish it immediately. I love it! And I cannot wait for this premiere!
Love and A Large Buttery Movie Popcorn,