Hello Sunday Saloners! After months of teasing, The Hunger Games movie finally arrived at the screens. Did any of you get to watch it yet? The husband and I went for the Friday night premiere, and watched it with hordes of teens and a few adults here and there. I guess I was more excited at this premiere than I was at the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie, because understandably this is just the beginning of a new franchise, whereas the eighth Harry Potter movie was the setting to say the final goodbye!
I was glad that the director stayed (mostly) true to the book. Yeah, he did do some of that artistic license thing that tends to bug me - I sensed a few changes, a few additions, a few sore missing points. But I have to admit that the movie Katniss was much less grating that the book Katniss, probably because we are not in her head. I'm curious to see how they'll address that in the third movie though. I did however love that the movie shows some of the extra stuff - how Haymitch manages to find sponsors for Katniss, what is happening with President Snow while the Games are on, and what Gale's been doing and thinking.
Now I want to reread the books again!
Speaking of reading, I've had a great week of that. I finished three books, a short story, a graphic true crime and am going through two other books right now. Sure, I'm behind on a lot of other things (there's always something to pay, I guess), but it's nice to be reading a lot for a change.