Thanks again to everyone who entered our contest for passes to The Canadian Premiere of The Hunger Games! Sarina was the grand prize winner of the two passes & although we weren't able to spot her in the massive crowd, she let us know that she made it into the theatre for the movie too :)
When we made it to the theatre, there were dudes dressed in all-black, wearing hunger games toques & waving massive mockingjay flags at all corners of the street.
The lineup for people with passes was around the corner of the building, but that put us in the perfect position to watch the crowd in front of MuchMusic building. The boys from the movie were there as promised! L-R Alex Ludwig (Cato), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale).
As we made it back to the front of the building, we spotted these cute themed signs along the barricades.
There were even tons of district peacekeepers in white along the front! You excited book readers?! :)
I was! I wore fiery colours (girl on fire, okay?!) my mockingjay pin & a feather necklace for the occasion
k, these dudes don't really care what you do in this district because kids were all up in our faces yelling at us. "YOU GUYS ARE ADULTS, GIVE YOUR TICKETS TO THE CHILDREN!"
Our cameras & phones were all taken away when we went into the theatres, so I have no pics of the red carpet or of the actors when they came in to speak to us.
But we have our two points of view of the film, with myself as a reader of the series & Sam as a non-reader.
After my friend Amanda recommended that I read this series, I was addicted & finished the books all within a week. The Hunger Games is the story of a post-American Society where children are picked from a lottery to fight to the death for the entertainment of the Capitol. As a book written for young adults, it's an easy read but also teaches a lesson about this dystopic society and reflects on society's desensitization when it comes to the content of reality tv. I thought the movie was great. I loved the way the characters and the districts were brought to life. The scenes were beautiful, the costumes were awesome & I really liked the casting. In terms of the storyline though, I felt like a lot of details were skimmed over or re-written in ways to keep the film short & rated PG. I think it will be hard to keep loyal readers happy, but all the main characters are sure to be HUGE stars after this movie.
Samantha had a lot of questions for me after the movie-- as a non-reader she found that there were certain things that weren't explained entirely or certain details that left holes. I ended up having to explain more details of what the movie was trying to convey by explaining parts of the book to her.
Still, I thought it was entertaining and.... I definitely cried during a couple parts. ha!
& now, some Hunger Games inspired nail art:
If you're going to midnight screenings or checking it out on opening night, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT! :)