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.