|My hair is just too long to braid :/|
I only read the Hunger Games book synopsis last year and it sounded to me like Battle Royale so I didn't bother to read it or even got excited for the movie. I already fed up myself with too much morbidity films in the past so the thought of another 'Battle Royale' made me cringed. I think I saw that movie twice.
But then it's a hype movie and that's already a very good reason to see it in big screen (twilight is an exception). But still I'm contemplating, but then again we have free Ayala movie pass so why not. And as if that's not enough, I decided to read the book as suggested by wonderwomanrises blog
I read the first few pages and when I get teary eyed, I put it down and decided to reserved my feelings for
the movie. Yep I can cope up with that as I love surprises.
I can't blame those who said that this is very much like 'Battle Royale', for me it is indeed (the entire idea of fighting til one survives, the announcing of 'the fallen' and the tracker thing. Of course there are still distinct difference esp. the technology, plot and time setting. I really like the idea of the presenting the tribute, I find it awesome. I also like the first person experience and unusual camera angles. It was pretty good. But don't get me started when it comes to the love thingy (roll eyes. ack!)
And yes I cried, hate it I already know I will for I didn't put on some eyeliner hahaha mike is making fun of me and oh it's not as brutal, bloody and gore as Battle Royale as I thought it would be.
Overall, I'm glad we saw the movie. Now I can read the book and wondering what's the story of the other two books. :)
For those who are still hesitant to watch this because of BR, let just appreciate the art. :) There are numerous spy, agent stories, vampires, drama, love story and action movies with almost same plot after all. :)