A while ago, I posted about the books that I was reading. Well, I’ve completed all of them, read a few e-books and am now re-reading my collection of R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Actually, I didn’t know about R.R. Martin until I saw Sean Bean in ‘The Game of Thrones’ on HBO. I always believe that all books are better than their screen adaptations, so since the first two series of Season 1 were good, I figured the book must be great. Naturally, I had to read the book, and I was hooked. I’m now eagerly awaiting the next instalment – The Winds of Winter.
The same goes for The Hunger Games. Since I love the movie, I had to read the book. Fortunately, it’s very easy to find Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy at the bookstores. I love it. Now, Catching Fire is out and I am excited to watch it.
For those who hasn’t watched The Hunger Games, please get the DVD. Hunger Games is an annual event where a young man and woman are picked from each of the 12 districts to participate in a game to the death. It was a punishment to the 12 districts for an uprising that happened in the past. Katniss volunteered to replace her sister, Primrose, while Peeta’s name was picked randomly for the 74th Annual Hunger Games. In the end, only 1 person can survive because the organisers (the Capitol) will do their best to ensure the death of all but 1.
Initially, I thought I would not like the movie because I dislike violence. But the human element, the desperation, the moral strength of the young Tribunes and the excellent casts has made me and my eldest son a fan. I shed tears when Rue died. I was jubilant when Katniss and Peeta survived. Now their fight continues in Catching Fire.
Jennifer Lawrence is so outstanding as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson is perfect as Peeta Mellark. I know I won’t be disappointed! 😀