It's time! I'm finally going to see Catching Fire tonight and I'm BEYOND EXCITED. I love the Hunger Gamer trilogy and I'm practically shaking with anticipation about seeing the newest installment in the franchise. *bounces off walls*
I had never heard of the Hunger Games until my senior year of college when the promos for the first movie started running. The trailer looked so enticing to me that I knew I had to find a copy of the book and get reading. I ended up devouring the first novel in a day, and then reading the next two over Spring Break. I vividly remember my glee at understanding the references in the trailer after finishing the novel. I'm corny! But I really did love the world that Suzanne Collins had created and I loved that it dealt with so many complex themes and issues. Seriously, the series is just begging for some cultural analysis. How could I resist?
In preparation for tonight I'm rereading the entirety of Catching Fire (speed reader! *pops collar*) and while I'm only a few chapters in as yet, I'm a little astonished at how quickly I'm being drawn in again. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed the read the first time around. I loved the first movie, but (as usual) was a little disappointed at the aspects of the novel that got discarded in the transition from stage to screen. I'm hearing good things about Catching Fire being a more faithful adaptation with a bigger budget and more devoted in-universe world building, so I can't wait to see the movie.
Because I can't help myself, I will likely review the movie at some point over the weekend, and to be honest, I can't wait. The Hunger Games trilogy touches on so many aspects of the human condition that it'll be fun to sit and dissect it critically. I. CAN'T. WAIT.
Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think? Did you prefer the book or the movie? Let me know in the comments!