I FINALLY saw The Hunger Games movie last week. There's no point in doing a real review since I'm a month or more behind the rest of the world, but I will say that I enjoyed the overall experience of the film and thought most of it was powerful and well done, though there were several elements that could have used more emphasis and the film definitely felt lacking in depth and development compared to the book... which in many ways is unavoidable and a compliment to the book, really. I also embraced the interesting but unsettling meta experience of watching and enjoying a film about people watching and enjoying The Hunger Games. I thought Stanley Tucci was brilliant as Caesar, for example, and I realized how easily I sometimes fell into enjoying his spin on the games just like the Capitol viewers.
In strangely related news, Kyle and I are really hoping to buy a house in the near future. We're in the market for a realtor, and thanks to an ad in the local newspaper, I know one person I will NOT be hiring:
I just... I can't...there are no words.