Review by Tres
It was opening weekend for the Mockingjay Part 1. The biggest hubbub about this movie on the web seems to be about the length and the debate if should there have been one movie or two.
Speaking from the perspective of a person that read the books, I for one feel that they have done a nice job adapting the books into movies.
Review by Tres
So I didn’t get a Saturday review up this weekend.
Why? Because Friday’s showing of Catching Fire was all sold out.
Now here at LTBM we have done ‘books to movies’ before. A big part of a sequel for me is that the same person plays a character in each sequel. For me that’s a given. In big roles, like the way Jennifer is played by one girl in Back to the Future and then switches for the next two is annoying, and in smaller roles like Fandral in the two Thor films, as well. I’m a movie buff and faces need to stay
the same. Catching Fire does NOT disappoint. (Now, there’s an absence of Wes Bently, but for reasons that follow true to the book.) Continue Reading
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.