My Hunger Games Movie Experience

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to a real movie theatre and watch the movie The Hunger Games.

First, about the movie, right off the bat I have to say that I was not impressed. The movie was predictable and completely formulaic. I knew who was going to get killed and by whom from the opening scenes of the movie until the end. I knew these things without having read the book.

See I don’t like to spoil a good movie by reading the book first so this was my first go at what is bound to be The Hunger Games franchise/trilogy.

Yes, there were great action scenes and great camera work as well as stunning CGI/special effects throughout the movie. All great stuff. Yeah.

Bottom-line, I couldn’t help but think I was watching a female protagonist in a remake of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film, The Running Man. It really did not work for me. Good stuff, just not memorable.

However, the theatre going experience was really something else. I have to admit that it has been a few years since I have been to a theatre to see a movie. My movie experience is not complete without popcorn and a soda so as soon as I was inside the theatre I headed to the concession stand.

My word! I surveyed my myriad of choices and decided on a large popcorn for myself, a large soda and a bag of KitKat Bites. I also bought a friend a small popcorn with real butter. The bill for these “food” choices was just north of $26. Ouch.

I should have remembered my Mom’s advice, when ordering a soda, always order a medium.

You know that saying about large drinks? “The cup was so big you could keep a goldfish in it.”? Well I’m telling you, the container of soda that I was handed was so big I could have kept a couple Rainbow trout in it.

The large bag of popcorn fed me and three other people sitting nearby.

I know for next time to stick to the medium popcorn and soda.






4 responses to “My Hunger Games Movie Experience”

  1. Renuka Sethi Avatar
    Renuka Sethi

    I find it interesting that you don’t want to spoil a movie by reading a book first. I often want to read books before I see movies, so I won’t spoil the imagining part of reading. Then again, I have missed watching some popular movies because I haven’t gotten around to reading the books yet!

  2.  Avatar

    I always read the book first so I can bitch about how the movie doesn’t do it justice! Ha!! Just can’t get on the hunger games bandwagon though, jut not my cup of tea.

  3. Olly Dolly Avatar
    Olly Dolly

    I loved, loved, LOVED the books for what they are. So what are they? Glorious, intricate stories written for – wait for it – teenagers. Katniss is a strong role model for young girls – especially when comparing her to Bella from “Twilight” who pines away for a dead, cold (in all ways), old dude. The stories have suspense, intrigue, and a tiny bit of romance. Having that, I found the movie to be lacking some sort of whimsy or fancy.

  4. Olly Dolly Avatar
    Olly Dolly

    PS: Popcorn is way too expensive. My solution? Getting a huge ass TV for home!