Friday, March 23, 2012

Worth It?

I got less than 3 hours of sleep last night (uhhh…this morning) and I’m feeling it. My eyes are droopy, my sight is a bit blurry, and I’m in a daze. Was it worth it?

You betcha!

I don’t know what I expected when the movie started. I do know I wasn’t expecting to feel like I was reading the book all over again. But that’s what I felt.

“The Hunger Games” is a great book and a pretty darn good movie. If you read the book, the movie will not disappoint. If you haven’t read the book, but the movie looks interesting to you, I think you will still like it. In other words, you don’t need to have read the book to get it. It’s that good.

Since the only midnight showings I’ve ever gone to were for the Twilight movies, I was used to a theatre filled with young teeny-bopper girls (and their mothers). This crowd had a lot more male members in the audience. Let me clarify: male members who were not “dragged” by their girlfriends. Big difference.

We got to the theatre early (because my daughter is picky where she sits and wants to make sure she has THAT seat – she compares herself to Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” in this regard) and I don’t mind the early arrival. Gives me time to read. Of course, it’s not always easy when people are talking, but I managed to nearly finish a book I had just started at lunch that day (I think I’m now on schedule to meet my reading goal for the year – yay!).

My next midnight premier will be in November, for “Breaking Dawn, Part 2”, of which they showed a very very small teaser in the movie previews last night. Just enough to whet our appetites. Also saw previews for “Dark Shadows” (oh yes, I am so going to see that!) and “Snow White and The Huntsman” (yep, that one, too). I have a feeling the movie industry will be getting more of my money this year than they had in years’ past. Too many coming out I want to see. I hope I find the time.


midnightblooms said...

I'm going to see Hunger Games this Sunday with friends. I also want to see Snow White and the Huntsman and the trailer for Dark Shadows had me laughing. But then I'll watch any movie with Johnny Depp. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hi Melissa! Hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did. And that Dark Shadows preview was a hoot! I can't wait to see that one.

Maria Zannini said...

I don't know that I'd want to watch it surrounded by a lot of teens and pre-teens. Netflix is more my speed. I can drink margaritas. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I loved the Hunger Games books - but I'm still deciding whether or not to see the movie. Glad you liked it - that pushes me towards going!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - There were more teens and pre-teens at the Twilight movies than there was at The Hunger Games. But that's what I saw at the midnight showing. I'll have to ask my daughter for a regular showing (because I know she was going to see it again - and she's 26 y.o.).

Jemi - Yeah, I've been burned lots of times with movie adaptations, but apparently a glutton for punishment! But I was very impressed with how well this movie resembled what I pictured in my head when I read the book.

The Happy Whisk said...

I don't want to read your post because I'm not sure if I'll see this movie or not - and I like to go in as blind as I can.

But I did read the first paragraph and I'm glad it was worth it. Good you had fun. Hope you have a restful weekend, and boogie boogie.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Whisk - no fear. I didn't mention one thing about the movie (mostly my experience at the theatre), but maybe you can read it after you've seen the movie!