Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Hunger Games - part 1
I really liked the film. It has gone straight to the top of my 'Films of the year' list. I loved the concept and thought it was really well done. I was absorbed. The film fed my excitement for new young actors. It's the second thing I've seen Josh Hutcherson in and, while he wasn't as mindblowing as he is in Bridge to Terabithia, he was still good. I didn't get to see Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone, but this alone has convinced me that she's good.
I was left a bit disappointed by the length of the film - I thought it could have been longer. Yes, I know it is already 140 minutes, but since when have I been bothered by long films? I wanted more backstory about District 12 and Katniss' home and family life. And I wanted more detail on the buildup to the Games and how all the sponsorship worked. But in spite of this, I enjoyed the film and immediately ordered the books when I got home.
Possibly the most significant indication of how much I liked the film is that I want to see it again. This only happens with films I really like.