**BUT, if you haven’t read the books and don’t want the relationship dynamics revealed, don’t read this.**
I need to say something about my midnight Hunger Games movie event. I refuse to ruin the grand event for you, but I WILL tell you I was very satisfied leaving the theater at 2:45 a.m. I second everything Cely said; the woman took the words right outta my mouth. I was captivated, enthralled, and moved. Lisa-Marie agreed.
Also, the $20 IMAX experience and three hours of sleep were totally worth it.
It is yet to be determined if I have my excitement endorphins or the 5 Hour Energy to thank for keeping me alert until 4 a.m.
So special. I pretended my surgery bandage was just a little scrape from a rogue arrow or knife in the arena. See? I was even in costume.
No, wait. These people were in costume. I got a little awkward when my iPhone auto flash went off as I tried to creep and snipe this photo.
I go into movies adapted from my favorite books with very low expectations after being disappointed time and time again. I don’t want to talk about My Sister’s Keeper… the ending was BRILLIANT in the book and they just effed everything up in the movie. I’ll never get over it.
HOWEVER, The Hunger Games movie was fantastic. The storyline stayed true to the book for the most part, and honestly, if it was any closer to the book, the move would have probably lasted until 5 a.m. and I’d be currently passed out on my office floor. The acting was superb unlike certain popculture movies-from-books actresses I cannot stand. Jennifer Lawrence is my new fave, and she was an unreal Katniss. And Peeta was very, very believable. Josh Hutcherson said in an interview he related to Peeta’s character on a level he never has before, and I could see it. Even with the goofball face he sported for the first 10 minutes of his entrance.
Which leads me to another point. I have lost all respect for girls who declare they are “TEAM GALE” just because Liam Hemsworth is a hunkasuarus. I agree, he’s a real dreamboat. But that makes you Team LIAM, not Team Gale. By the way, are you remembering that this guy dated (is dating? who wants to confirm the status?) Miley Cyrus? Sad. He just lost 12-14 cool points for me.
I guess I get a little defensive because I think everyone should agree with me, naturally, and be all for Team Peeta. In my honest opinion, if Gale really wanted Katniss, he should have made a move in the very beginning. Peeta proves his love for Katniss time and time again. Gale just chills like a ween and makes little effort to pursue his love compared to Peeta.
The rational, well-rested side of me would say “end rant” here, but let’s be honest. I’ll argue this one to the death. And in that case, may the odds be ever in your favor.
Looks like functioning on little sleep makes me feisty.