… you should be doing so right now at this very moment. NOW!
Okay, I’m exaggerating and going all hyper over the board right now. I didn’t even know about the film until just recently, and have never ever read or heard about the book. How sad huh? But then again, it’s been quite some time since I’ve truly finished a book from beginning to end, I shamelessly profess my lack of knowledge thereof.
But yes, back to film. It was so very much DAEBAK!!!~ I have no knowledge of the original source, and didn’t expect anything out of it going in. Frankly, I only knew that Liam Hemsworth was playing one of the leads inside and decided to just check it out for him. But I was instead rewarded by other more awesome lovely stuff. The battle for survival story, the romance (yes, I’m a Katniss-Peeta lover!), and more than anything else, the kickass performance delivered by this young lass Jennifer Lawrence! Can you believe that she’s just 21 years old and has never taken ANY acting lessons in her entire life? She totally rawked Katniss and nailed every single emotional parts required by her character. I mean I can’t say for much whether she’d successfully embodied the Katniss portrayed in the book, but what I saw, I was very very impressed! Like WOW impressed. The rawness and vigor she inserted into Katniss, that’s a whole lot of a-m-a-z-ing in there!
I had a few problems with the unstable and shaky camera in the beginning (it made me dizzy), but otherwise, everything about the film was A game for me, considering the genre. Think Twilight or Harry Potter, this adaptation is far more superior and slick IMO.
I frankly feel quite left out that I’d never really gotten to join the fandom when it begun 2-3 years back, when everyone knew and was crazy about it. I trust I would have been crazy mad too. But never too late to begin right? I’m already thinking to get the books just too start on this amazing journey.^^ And since I’m already a Katniss-Peeta shipper just by the movie, I suspect the book would have LOTS more stuff on them. And that’s a super PLUS for me cos I seriously adore them in the movie?
I’m in a delirious mood overjoyed that there will be 3 more films to this adaptation. Because it means there will be more PeeNis / KatPee OTP (they have the most hilariously pervy OTP nics EVER!~~~) for me, and more kickass Jennifer Lawrence. I read that Gale will have a heavier role in the 2nd book and I more than welcome that since Liam had like what, 15 mins of screen time in THG? But as long as I get my KatPee moments, I’m good.
Overall, a very enjoyable and kickass action film about survival and what it takes to get there.
Rating: 8 / 10