Sunday, December 1, 2013

Catching Fire & Other Fun Things


I know I've been really bad lately, but PLEASE forgive me.  At least I'm trying, right?

I'm going to try to spit out a bunch of stuff at you because I have to go in ten minutes, so I'll try to cover all the bases. Please forgive any mistakes!

First thing on the list is to remind you that you have HOURS before the giveaway for THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US is over. So hop on over, people!! :)

Next thing I'd like to say is I now have a Pinterest account! You can find me by searching "birdie reader" and clicking on "pinners". I have a few boards, but there's stuff there! Plus a REALLY bad profile picture. I mean really bad. (I tried to paint something. It did not come out well. End of story.) I'm also on Goodreads as "birdie reader" so you can look at the stuff there. I have done even less on that. But if you are interested, they are there!

Now that I'm done with that stuff, I'm going to go into what I thought of the movie version of CATCHING FIRE. For the sake of time, I'm going to call it CF.

I'm going to be honest. I really was not a fan of the books in the first place. CF was my favorite out of the three books.

*dodges the tomatoes thrown at me*

So the CFM (CATCHING FIRE movie) hit all of the main points. They did a good job of getting all the important things in there. (Not like the Percy Jackson movies.) I'd say it was closer to the ENDER'S GAME movie where they hit all the main points but in the wrong ways.

The problem with CFM was that it was so book based that people who haven't read the books found the first half boring and the second part confusing.  I read the book beforehand and I still was confusing during the grand climax with the (spoilers!) wire and lightning tree.

Some of the smaller scenes I was looking forward to were left out. There was no bread and, although we saw the private training sessions, we didn't have the scene when we got their scores.  A lot of the Capitol scenes were abandoned as well.

I'd say that if you read the books, go see it. If not, check out your local library or go see another movie like Frozen. (Yes, I saw Frozen. And I loved it. Guess what I'm listening to right now? The soundtrack.)

Thanks for reading! Oh, and there will be a MMGM tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that!

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