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Katniss !!

Saw the Hunger Games movie this morning, yay!!! Overall I thought it was an excellent adaptation of the book. They realized the people, places, even the buildings almost exactly as I'd imagined them when I read the book, which never happens. Of course I cried like a baby when [this happened]Rue died -- they gave the scene its full due, it was very powerful and genuinely heart-wrenching.

What's funny and sort of "meta" though is that afterwards we walked down to the comic book store on the first floor (yes, we're like the Big Bang Theory guys) and there on the main display table was a Hunger Games board game! You know, with cards and dice and stuff. I found myself hugely disappointed that Collins had licensed this, since it's basically the exact same thing the book is railing against, which sort of devalues her whole message. It's like Katniss getting used/marketed all over again :(

But the movie was well done -- so relieved they didn't pretty it up or Twilight-ify it. Looking forward to seeing how the other two come out.

Still no trailers for The Hobbit, damn it!!

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reynardo
Mar. 25th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
Heya I don't know if it's my browser or what, but the cut at "this happened" is just redirecting to the entry with the same cut - not to an LJ cut or anything.
delphipsmith
Mar. 25th, 2012 05:19 am (UTC)
Hm, it's the new lj-spoiler tag. It's supposed to leave you on the same page, just expand out the hidden text. It works for me, but will ask around and see how it behaves for others...thanks for the heads up!
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delphipsmith
Mar. 28th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
I ran across this interesting take on it a couple of days ago. I think the U.S. has a LOT more in common with the Capitol than with the Districts, even though we love to think of ourselves as these scrappy little rebels. Perhaps we should be reading the third book closely as a reminder of what can happen when rebels win and forget what they were fighting for...
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