Sunday, May 6, 2012

And May the Odds... oh, never mind

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.


  1. strangely reminiscent of the campaign sign that helped me decide for whom not to vote:

    <3 Jane Smith
    for Superior Court Judge

    (names changed, of course)

    however-that realtor is a fan favorite....

    1. Ah, yes. I wonder if she got less than three votes ;-). Every morning I ride by a campaign sign that asks me to re-elect someone whose slogans are all about change. If I wanted change...

  2. Oh dear. Oh, oh dear. That is sad.

  3. Well, at least she's trying something different...I guess...

    And I totally agree re the lack of development and depth in the movie - all the background stuff in the book is what makes us care so much about Katniss and everyone. It was still there - to a degree - in the movie but not to the extent it should've, could've, been.

  4. I just stumbled on your blog randomly (greetings from sunny Scotland, by the way) - and couldn't stop laughing at this picture. Excellent post! :)

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