Media Monday: The Hunger Games

This series seems to divide people. They either love it or hate it. I’m in Camp Love It. I reviewed the first couple of Hunger Games books here.

Last week I finally made it to the theater to see the first part of Mockingjay. I’m glad I procrastinated a bit so that the wait for hunger_thumb.jpgPart 2 won’t be quite as long.

What I like about the movies and the books:

  • They unflinchingly show what is possible in America’s future.
  • The stories are just plain good.
  • They adhere pretty closely to the books.

What I like about Mockingjay, the movie, in particular:

  • Katniss is a real character. She’s not perfect. She’s conflicted. Jennifer Lawrence is great in the role.
  • The setting is exactly as described in the books and how I imagined it.
  • It ended at exactly the right place to build anticipation for the next movie.

Have you seen any of the movies? Read any books? What do you think about them?

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