Review by Elliott
When this movie came out, I was not at all interested in seeing it. In fact it wasn’t until my wife bought it for my birthday, that I watched it. I assumed that it was just going to be another one of those cheesy superhero movies. Now don’t get me wrong, I do like superhero movies, but there have been just as many good, as bad. I’ve never read any of the comics, so this was my first experience with his story. Needless to say, I’m sold. Captain America is now one of my favorite super heroes.
Just so you are all forewarned, I’m a sucker for YA fiction, both in movies as well as books. Back in 2010, I finished reading the Harry Potter series. This was right before the last two movies came out. So as it was, I was on the search for a new book series. While my wife and I waited in line at the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, a friend of ours mentioned a book called The Hunger Games. For some reason I didn’t read it for several months, but once I did, I was hooked and immediately bought the rest of the books. If you have seen the movie and haven’t read it then you must pick up the book. The movie does a good job telling the story, and bringing the world of Panem to life, but like many book adaptations, there were a lot of little details left out. With that said, I still really liked the movie. This is a review of the movie, but don’t be surprised if I make a few references to the book.