I went and saw the Hunger Games yesterday and I just thought I wanted to talk about something.
Jennifer Lawrence is an amazing actor. I don't just mean the way she talked or, you know, acted, I'm talking about how she brought the character to life in her eyes. I've always been a kind of eye-watcher when it comes to movies, especially if the movie is boring. Not that I'm saying that Hunger Games is boring, far from it. But if a movie is boring, or in a slow part, if you watch the actors eyes, you can usually see their emotions. Sometimes the actors just bored, and you can see it in their eyes. Other times, the actor is having a hoot and a half(ie fun), and you can see it in their eyes. I can usually forgive a bad movie if it's obvious that the actors are having a good time.
But Jennifer Lawrence did something I rarely see, she expressed Katniss's emotions in her eyes. When she was afraid, her eyes were wide and trembling. When she was angry, they were narrow and cutting. It really drew me into the movie. Bravo Ms Lawrence, Bravo!
Now to a slightly less strange topic: the Movie itself.
It was good! Like really good.
I had already read the books so I can't tell you if you could follow it if you hadn't but I thought it was an extremely faithful adaptation. What was cut was not drastically important(although I could have used a little more Buttercup), and what was kept was well translated and put together. This being said, I thought the pacing felt rushed at the beginning and the ending felt less than satisfying. I donno, I just walked out of the theater, thinking 'Hey, that was a good movie but the ending felt flat'. I know the book didn't end on a breathless cliffhanger but, I donno, it could have been done better.
Heh, here I am criticizing people who had been doing this for ages. Hey, what do I know about making a book into a movie? Absolutely nothing. Jack squat. Nada.
All in all, go see it if you'd like a thrilling ride with a different kind of movie. Just a warning though, they keep the most of the bloodyness but they hide it well.
So, what did y'all think, noones? Favorite character? Favorite moment left out from the book? Sound off below in the empty comments section.