Hello all. This is something new @Ja čitam, a ti? Basically, we've decided to review movies from time to time. You can expect us to review movies that have first been books. We can discuss them and give final verdicts: movie vs book.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I (2014)
I have to say that I did not expect much from The Hunger Games movie adaptation because I had been usually disappointed with movies based on my favorite books. I watched them just to see how did they pulled it off. Odds were not in their favor.
These movies get better with every next installment and that is even more noticeable if you binge watch them like I did. There were a lot of things that only those who had read the book would notice in The Hunger Games. I was disappointed that they didn't manage to capture all emotions and interactions. Catching Fire was much better when it comes to that part (I will never forget that last scene with Cinna), but latest movie was the absolute best. Probably because they decided to make two movies instead of one.
I almost managed the unimaginable scenario - to make my boyfriend read a book for a change. (No, he does not share my passion. Sometimes it is a bad thing - like now, but in the most cases I don't really mind that because I have this whole world for myself.) He wanted to go to the theater and watch Mockingjay immediately because he couldn't stand the cliffhanger. It was late, so we had to wait until tomorrow. And do you want to know what happen? My tough, alpha male of the boyfriend sniffed and had "something in his eyes" along all teenage girls who had sat around us. If that is not a good recommendation to watch the movie, I don't know what is?
Book vs. movie? As the true book worm I feel obligated to say book, but truthfully, movie is alamost just as good.
Dear fellow bookworms,
have you watched Mockingjay? Share your thoughts with us.