Film adaptations

Catching Fire

Next on the release list (well not really next, I’m skipping “The Book Thief” for now cause I just don’t have the money to spend on all these movie tickets) is “Catching Fire.”

I have…nothing. I have nothing to say. This will be a very boring blog post. This is what I am thinking:

“Oh my god. OH MY GOD. Oh my god!

I can’t – that was – WHAT!?”

Basically I wanted to cry for about 2/3 of film, and I did cry for about 2/3 of that 2/3. That’s like, 4/9 of the entire film spent crying.

But enough fractions. I was careful not to set my hopes too high for this film, simply because I thought “The Hunger Games” film was perfection, and I was doubtful that they could repeat that triumph in round 2. But they did. They really did. I can find no fault in “Catching Fire.” Both it and its predecessor were everything I could have possibly wanted in an adaptation of these books. Maybe when I watch it again after the excitement of the premiere I will find fault, but I doubt it. Even though I knew what was going to happen the entire time, I was still a nervous wreck watching it. That’s good film-making.

Sorry this is such an uncritical post. I loved it. I want to watch it again. Right now.

In light of not having anything interesting to say about this matter, I’m just going to go ahead and post this video which has been going around. I think it really captures what’s most important about the series. And I am so glad that someone finally is on my side of this ship, ahem, important issue:


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