After some slight persuasion….I managed to get Mr D to take me to see The Hunger Games. And am I glad he did.
Loved the cast. Woody Harrelson is exactly how I imagined Haymitch to be. Effie has become a kind of cartoon character on the big screen, I almost thought she has stopped by on the way from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.
And Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. Who’d have thought.
If you don’t know what The Hunger Games is about, it’s set in a post apocalyptic world, which has been split up into 12 districts (there were once 13 but this one has been destroyed after the uprising) and ruled by The Capital. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show taken to the extreme, each district enters 2 tributes. 24 go in. Only one comes out.
There were a couple of bits missing, but the film was just over 2 hours long, so you can’t blame them for missing out an odd bit here and there. And I guess the finale at the end was tamed quite considerably to justify the 12A rating.
The best thing for me about seeing the movie was that it explained a lot about the arena the games took place in. I couldn’t quite picture how The Capital manipulated the Arena with fire, beasts etc.
Fab. Can’t wait for the next two!!