Unless you live under a rock, you are aware that The Hunger Games hit theaters last night at midnight. I read it for the first time back in January 2010, and I have been in love with the trilogy ever since.
The first time I ever reviewed the books on my blog, I commented that it would be an awesome movie. Exact words -> “This is one story I would LOVE to see turned into a movie. It would be an action/thriller for sure, and no worries, guys, it’s NOTHING like Twilight, and romance is not the driving factor.”
Hopefully the movie did the book justice. I know they had to tone down the violence or it would have been rated R instead of PG13. But my hopes are high, seeing as it has an 86% from Rotten Tomatoes, which is virtually unheard of for a movie based on a young adult book.
I’m willing to bet it has to do with the fact that Suzanne Collins, the author, was very strongly involved with the movie, helping write the screenplay and even listed as an executive producer.
It’s about time this book was turned into a movie. The entire trilogy is superbly written with suspenseful action, strong characters, a societal critique you can’t miss, and so many themes worth discussing that it’s no wonder teachers across the nation have put it in their classrooms.
If you haven’t read the books, pick them up TODAY. They are great. I’ve been singing their praises for years.
I could hardly stand the wait for Mockingjay, the third in the trilogy, to arrive. When it did, I devoured it in one day. Though it was my least favorite of the three, I read all three books again and again.
So you’re telling me I get to extend my love affair with The Hunger Games via the movies? It’s about friggin’ time.