Mockingjay – Part Two

I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with all four of these movies. For once, a book to film adaptation was successful and done really well. They were faithful enough to the books to please fans, and at the same time they added in magnificent scenes which couldn’t be shown in the books – Donald Sutherland was INCREDIBLE, just a perfect President Snow. Take note Hollywood, this is how book adaptations need to be done.

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Mockingjay Part 2 – Teaser Trailer

The time has come for the first trailer of the finale! And gosh it’s exciting! I’m so pleased to see a lot of events from the book. These trailers never fail to give me goosebumps. And now we wait for November…

Mockingjay: Part One

The third Hunger Games movie in the series doesn’t disappoint. Well, it was annoying that it’s basically half a film, but, I still liked it well enough.

Mockingjay/Catching Fire Icon 1by PixieSilver2317 via DeviantArt
Mockingjay/Catching Fire Icon 1by PixieSilver2317 via DeviantArt

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Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 the movie trailer

It’s time for all tributes to get excited about the next Hunger Games movie, with the latest trailer. The movie comes out the 21st of November, so there’s still two months to go, but it’s always exciting to see the next trailer. As normal for these book series adaptations, we have the final book in two parts! Whether that’s a good or bad thing, is a debate for another time, but I don’t mind it since we get more stuff. As to where the cut will be, that is always an interesting thing. It makes sense to be perhaps after the defeat ‘The Nut’ and Katniss returns to 13, since that seems reasonable. There’s lots left to do for the second movie, and it ends at a dramatic point. I guess it could be near Peta’s return, but I think ‘The Nut’ makes more sense. What do you think?

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I have wanted to read this book for over two years now, ever since I missed out on studying it at high school because I was in a different class (though I later moved into the class that did study it). I remember the other students talking to me about how dreadful the book was, which, frankly, I was unsurprised at, because most of the time when students say they hate a book, they’d hate almost anything. So I thought that it couldn’t be that bad, and that I should probably get around to reading it at some stage, to see what all the fuss was about this classic psychological tale. Having read it, I can now safely say that I can understand where the students were coming from. For most modern readers, I think it is a tad boring, and a tad confusing. Most would much prefer something like The Hunger Games, which is a book I have seen compared to this one. I don’t think it is a fair comparison, the only similarity is that they are both dystopian books and children kill other children. But I found LotF interesting, not overly enjoyable, but it was a fascinating insight into the descent into ‘barbarianism’ and a great work about psychology.

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Catching Fire The Movie

AHHHHHH I got to see the new movie and it was awesome! It really was a fantastic adaptation of the book, yes there were things missing (which I’ll detail in a minute) but it was visually stunning and was really, really good. Often people complain about the movie adaptations of their favourite books, but I really don’t think people have a reason to complain with the two movies they’ve released so far. They’ve been really amazing, and I’m happy with how they turned out. Beware the movie/book spoilers below (I’ve been careful to not spoil much of the third book). So if you haven’t seen the movie, go out and see it, cause it’s excellent! Also read the books, since how could you possibly wait another 2 years until the final movie….

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Catching Fire

I’m back! It feels so good to be done with my exams, and to finally be back reading again! I think for once I’ll finally make a dent in my massive ‘to read’ pile (that is before I go and buy more books that is!).

To launch back into reading, just in time for the new movie, I decided to re-read The Hunger Games Trilogy. I’ve already breezed through Hunger Games and Catching Fire and well on my way to be through Mockingjay. And even now, after reading them a couple of times, and full well knowing what’s going to happen, I still get hooked. It still is captivating, and I still get ‘tingles’ reading them. Which is a brilliant thing. Which has me wondering, what book makes you feel that way, even after you’ve read it so many times? I know Harry Potter does the same thing to me as well.

And it’s not just the books getting me excited, it’s the trailer for Catching Fire and the TV spots! Containing my excitement is difficult, but I will have to wait for about 7 more days till I get a chance to go and see the movie. And oh I cannot wait for the 2 Mockingjay movies as well! So much to put into the movies, so little time!

For me I really want to see in Catching Fire, Katniss meet the refugees from district 8, Bonnie and Twill. Though I think that could be something that’s cut, sadly. I would also really like to see some of Peeta’s paintings if possible, they would be interesting to see. And just about everything in the arena, that’s going to be so thrilling!!!

So my question is, what do you want to see in Catching Fire the movie?

Since I’m back now, I’ll be continuing my posts on The Cuckoo’s Calling by ‘Robert Galbraith’, with around 2 posts per week, and Bookish Topic Tuesday will return, plus the occasional single post about books I have been reading, there’ll be a few of those I think!