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Posts tagged review
The odds were always in favour of The Hunger Games becoming a runaway success at the Box Office when it was released this weekend, but now the real question is, was it any good?
In a word, yes. It was good. Really good.
Having seen all the hype on the internet about the casting for the upcoming movie version of ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins, I’ve been meaning to read the book for a while. On Sunday I finally sat down and devoured the book within a few hours. Seriously it was great! I’m not usually into dystopian novels, but there was something about this one that meant I couldn’t put it down.
The initial premise about reality show in which teens are pitted against each other to fight until the death really intrigued me and the whole way through I had the eerie feeling that this could one day become a reality. The way the so-called ‘Gamemakers’ manipulate the players into fighting each other was not unlike the way producers engineer the events of so-called reality shows like Jersey Shore (granted Snooki and co aren’t killing each other, yet). It was thrilling, tense and at times, tragically sad.
Many articles I’ve read about the books have compared them to The Twilight Saga novels, but honestly, Twilight is nothing compared to these. The Hunger Games are more exciting, more interesting and have a female lead who you actually care about. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie version next year and think Jennifer Lawrence is going to be brilliant.
Yesterday I went to see ‘Tangled’, it was brilliant. The film tells the story of Rapunzel with all the Disney charm you would expect. With flawless animation, an excellent musical score and a touch of magic, it was one of the best Disney films I’ve seen in a long time.
The above picture from where Rapunzel and Flynn were watching the lanterns was probably my favourite part. It was beautiful.
It ended a little differently to what I was expecting, but in true Disney style you left the cinema feeling very warm and fuzzy. I loved it.
This week Damon and Ric plotted to kill Elijah whilst Stefan and Elena were away at the lake house. We discovered more about Stefan’s past and learned that you really need to make sure you have all the facts before attempting to kill an Original. Here’re my observations about the episode:
The episode ended with Ric giving John Gilbert his ring back, Bonnie losing her magic, Elena taking control of hunting Klaus and Katherine’s out of the tomb! SO excited to see what happens next..