Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games Review

So, just got back from watching Hunger Games. It's almost 2am and I'm blogging it right now. I'm being efficient for

-Super kiasu and buy the tickets in advance Completed 
(I actually buy the tickets a day before the screening and I'm surprised there's already 4 seats bought before me. Who are you?? Be my best friends!rofl )

-Super excited before the movie begins Completed

-Watch the movie with a stupid excited face Half-Half
(Because this movie is too awesome to watch with a stupid face.)

The ticket cost RM9 only! And it's shown in the biggest room in the cinema which is room 5! And its a 2 hour plus movie! What a steal! :)

Okay, here's what I think about the movie.


First of all, this movie is not for people who likes action movies like Transformer or Captain America and stuff. If you like movies with action and comedy from the beginning till the end of the movie, stay away and I suggest you to go watch... I don't know, the newest action flick would be Wrath Of The Titans. Which I won't watch as Clash of The Titans is quite disappointing for me. A guy one shot kill The KRAKEN while he spends like what 20 minutes each fighting giant scorpions and Medusa? Come on la. It's Kraken we are talking about. So yeah, this movie is more to heart wrenching and emotional rather than kill,kill and kill. ( Which I was hoping for since the book was so violence! :) )

For people who have read the book, there were not a lot of scene that's identical to the book sad to say. I was hoping Rue's death would be more heart wrenching, well maybe it's cause I've read the book that's why its not as sad for me because Rue in the movie looks way too beautiful when she died till the extent that it's not realistic for me.rofl. I won't give any spoiler here, but if you're hoping the movie is the same as the book, sad to say again, it's not. Well, a movie can never be as detailed as the book or it would be a 6 hour movie. haha *cough*Iwouldlovethat!*cough*

Jennifer Lawrence is awesome in this movie, portraying Katniss Everdeen perfectly. She can be brave and kick ass and strong in one point and can be vulnerable next. She is just a superb actor,basically she is the center of this movie, kinda like the glue that holds everything in this movie together. Besides that, love her eyes, so haunting. Overall she's perfect as Katniss Everdeen and she's just breathtaking in this movie.

The movie might not be as smooth sailing to people who haven't read the book as they didn't really explains much in the movie. Such as what is The Capitol? Why the people there dresses like freaks? What is Panem?    What is the Career tribute?etc etc. I would suggest to watch the movie first before reading the books as the books is way more detail and way more violence than what's portrayed in the movie. What to do, it was a PG-13 movie, hence no violence. Sad. :( 

In conclusion, it was a great movie. Not on the action part but more to the emotional and 'what if you're in the tributes shoes', those kinda feeling movie. You either love it or you don't. But like I said in the first place, if you like action flicks that's continuous from beginning till the end, this is not the movie for you. I went in the cinema hoping there's a lot of fighting scene and violence, and it doesn't turn out the way I hope it would be. But I still love it! Sometimes watching a movie with great portrayal of feelings from the actress and actors are way better than action all the way. Just my opinion. There's 1 scene I don't really like which is the dress on fire scene. Feels weird and funny.rofl

I might watch it again, alone this time without the company of friends. It completely destroy my mood to be completely immersed in this film and try to feel what the characters are feeling when some of my friends were like "Hey, its an hour in the movie already and so far it's just sappy scene and no actions going on!" or " OMG, this is so boring, what a waste of time and money!" or "No wonder this movie cost RM9 only, it's stupid and boring, refund half of my money Lindy" or "this movie is so 'lo so' and cheesy" or like twitching around in their seats and sighing. Not cool man..not cool. Well, if it ain't actions, I'm not gonna watch movies with them.rofl

Give it a try and you might like it.

!Spoiler Alert! (well for those people who have read the book)!!
-There's no Katniss dehydration scene. There's plenty of water in the movie.rofl
-There's no lamb stew with plum. :(
-Madge did not gave the Mockingjay pins to Katniss, she got it herself from Greasy Sae(I think) at the Hob
-Clove did not die from getting bashed in the head by Thresh, she died from getting slammed at the Cornucopia
-Rue did not get speared when she was caught in the net, she was freed and then speared. lol
-The knife Clove threw at Katniss just scratched her head instead of leaving a blood gushing wound as stated in the book. rofl
-Thresh did not get killed by Cato, instead by the mutts
-Cato did not die slowly from getting mauled by the mutts, Katniss mercy killed him when he was getting mauled.
-Marvel get shot in the stomach instead of throat

That's all I can remember for now. What can I say, I'm a hardcore fans hence I expect you guys enjoy the movie!


  1. Replies
    1. LOL. Yeah, watch the movie. its awesome! haha

  2. watched the movie yesterday! loved it! but reading ur entry, i think i have to get the book ques: was the ending the same as the book? kinda 'tergantung' for me...hmmm...

    1. You loved it? You're awesome! haha! Definitely get the book, way more details. Yeah the ending is the same as the ending in the book..leave us tergantung. haha, it will all be continued in the book Catching Fire or the sequel movie. :)

  3. you make me wanna read the book after watching the show. Will keep this in mind ;)

    1. Haha! Read it read it! It's awesome, I guarantee you. :)


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