10 Observations About The Hunger Games

I saw The Hunger Games Friday night in a packed NYC movie theater and it was an experience I don’t want to replicate any time soon. Not because the movie is bad. My issue is that I really hate crowds and disorganization. Although attending sold out screenings can be fun because you get see a popular movie with a hyped-up audience, these screenings make me uncomfortable. In seconds, people change from being (presumably) well-mannered individuals to lunatics with crazy eyes. I especially hate being corralled into a cramped corridor with people as they are plotting how to get the best seats.

In a weird way, this mentally prepared me to see The Hunger Games because I had to be stealthy to get a decent seat. I sprinted up a flight of stairs. I darted around slow moving people. I left my friends behind. Despite this experience, I rather enjoyed The Hunger Games. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is bad ass, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is perfectly dreamy, and Gale (Liam Hemsworth Cyrus) is very… tall. These are some of my other thoughts on The Hunger Games.

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What These Character Posters Tell Us About The Hunger Games

I continue my one-woman war against dumb character posters by taking a look at The Hunger Games posters that were released last week.  Now, these character posters are a good idea for The Hunger Games because Katniss and company are characters for more than one book/movie. There is already a built-in fan base who know what to expect.

But just barely. Because these posters are terrible. We only see the profiles of the characters, which doesn’t draw you in at all. It only confuses you more and you can’t determine anything remotely interesting about these characters. If these posters are supposed to interest me in The Hunger Games, they failed miserably.

Disclaimer: I know nothing about The Hunger Games. I haven’t read the books and I am assuming that they are some sort of sci-fi series filled with angst-ridden teenagers. So I apologize to any of the die hard fans out there reading this.

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