Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Hunger Games : Movie Review .

I know many words , but none have enough amount of awesomeness in them to describe The Hunger Games movie .
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH !! It was just brilliant . Completely beautiful .
There were so many things I loved about it .

Whenever you adapt a book to a film there is always the question of : Will that scene be in the film ? Will they cut out that ? I hope they put that in ....
The fact is you cannot put everything in a book into a film . It's Impossible ..well,unless you want a very long film .
So inevitably things are going to be cut out . All you can wish for is that they do not leave to much out or change to many things .
The Hunger Games included pretty much everything !!!! Obviously there were things they cut out or cut down but to be honest all the important things were included . Which is just amazing .
The whole tone and atmosphere of the film was incredible . I was literally screaming ( on the inside ) and shaking , and jumping out of my seat to get closer to the screen . I'll admit . I had tears in my eyes from pretty much the get go . Why ? because of the pure brilliance of the film . ( I salute you Gary Ross )
The fact that the books are written in first person means that we don't read about the reaction of the districts . Or the Capitol when the games were being aired. We don't see Seneca Crane and the game keepers creating what we know as the 74th Hunger Games ! We don't see President Snow's manipulation of the games , his fear of the rebellion . We saw all this in the film !! and I loved it ! Seneca Crane's execution . Death by berries . Ceaser Flickerman and Claudius Templesmiths comentary .  Every extra detail was simply mind blowingly awesome .
The interviews were just wounderful . Ceaser Flickerman was a personal highlight . It was as if it was real and a genuine tv show . It was like I was in the film . Sitting in the audience .
I also loved the fact they explained the more detailed complicated things for the people who haven't read the books . It was cleverly done .

The acting . Oh ! the beautiful , tear jerking , smile creating acting . Josh Hutcherson was the perfect Peeta . So true to the character it was as if he had stepped out of the book . Jennifer Lawrence was just brilliant . There could not be a better Katniss .
Elizabeth Banks was ther perfect Effie . I loved her . " Thats Mahogony! " (one of my favourite quotes from the film )
Woody Harrelson played Haymitch well ( my favourite character ) however ( and this is one of my very few criticisms ) in the books Haymitch is a very cold , sarcastic , harsh person . Someone who has given up . His realationship with Katniss is strained , sharp , patronizing . Yes , I think he does care and love her but he does not show it and he is very critical and harsh towards her . They chose too show his softer side in the film which although I loved that side to Haymitch and his realationship with Katniss . I don't think its entirely true to the first book . ( but I still loved the potrayal )

The careers were flipping amazing ! Cato , Clove , Glimmer , Marvel . They were incredible and quite worringly made me smile a lot with how much the actors inhabited the characters and the way they were so brutal and bloodthirsty in the games . Which of course is their defining traits in the book . Honestly I mean , they were seriously one of my favourite things about the whole film .
Cato's neck snapping skills . That moment was just like " Oooooh " . Brutal .

All the deaths . The deaths were actually I think some of the best parts . The first scene at the cornucopia had me glued to my seat with my mouth wide open . The music ! Oh the brilliant soundtrack ! went so perfect with the pace and tone of the film . When at the cornucopia and we just saw fast shots of the brutal murders . The music was just right . It wasn't over done . It wasn't too gory . It was tasteful enough to represent the loss of young lives in a cruel unfair senario . It was screaming " This is wrong " . 
Which leads on to Catching fire .

Peeta and Katniss ! The boy with the bread and the girl on fire . The hand holding . The cave scenes .The kiss . The braid touching . The smilling . All too much ! Gale's jelousy ! They put on some seriously beautiful performances . Again Josh Hutcherson . Brilliant , brilliant potrayl of Peeta .

The fear . Turmoil . Sorrow . Bravery . In justice . Disgust . All of these emotions were sewn in to create a captivating beautiful film . Which does the book huge amounts of justice .

I'm still screaming in the inside of how perfect the film was . If there was one word I would use to describe the film it would be perfect . Everything . EVERYTHING . Was perfect . The cast and crew did an amazing job . They have done the book , characters , author and fans proud !!

I'm seeing it again .
I'm counting down to Catching Fire's release .
I'm still screaming .

Go and watch the film even if you haven't read the books . You.Will.Love.It..... Then go and read the books .

May the odds be ever in your favour .
Rhiannon x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Hunger Games .......................

SO ,
The time has arrived ! Tomorrow . TOMORROW . I will be going to watch The Hunger Games movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To flipping morrow !

Expect a review !

Too excited .xxx

Monday, 19 March 2012

Angels .

Hello Blog people ,
My apologies for not posting in such a long time . I have been very busy ..reading...and writting . So since I finished reading The Hunger Games ( Tis the official HG week with film out THIS FRIDAY ! ) I needed a new book to read and I found one !
With thanks to @MelTaylorAuthor !
She kindly let me read the first two books in her "Above the clouds" trillogy .
Wich incidentally was AMAZING !
It's such a beautiful story and I really hope it gets published because I know that people would love it and she could be a best selling childrens/teenage author  ! So go and check her blog out :
Go and check her Facebook page out :
Go and check her Twitter page out :
.... and once you've done that your done !

Mel's story is based on angels . Personally I've become quite fascinated with angel stories . Mel's , Fallen by Lauren Kate . They are kind of taking the crown away from vampires and I think it makes a good change ! x

I might do a film review of The Hunger Games , once I've seen it so keep your eyes peeled .

- Rhiannon x

Monday, 5 March 2012

The Hunger Games .

Ok , so you may have seen the posters . Seen the trailer . The Hunger Games movie is out March 23rd .Its exciting times for The Hunger Games fandom , I've finished the hunger games trillogy today and I am now officially excited for the films release .
I just want to do a quick review of the trillogy because I think the books desserve it .
Right , the idea of the hunger games is genius , amazing , barbaric , tragic , basically a whole mix of emotions .
The story of Katniss Everdeen is captivating .
Kill or be killed . Basically the fundamental rule of The Hunger Games . Unless you prepared to end your "enemies " life . You may aswell take your own . It may be kinder .
Its such a page turner one minute I'm filled with anticipataion . The next I've got tears stinging my eyes and quite frankly I think its impossible not to finish the last book in the series without dying a little inside . The books start  ( this is my metaphorical take ) like a blazing full force battle field . Full of burning fires and strong bodies with sane minds . Slightly tarnished but more or less innocent .The books end with a near desserted battleground . Flickering fires . Broken bodies and souls . Sorrow , tragedy and a sense of hopelessness .
The story really shows the mental damage that can be done to a person especially when loosing someone you love .  or loving someone you know you may loose .
Bravery is defined in a new way . Ruthlessness is shown in strong important characters .
Action on almost every page . A love story of sorts that will divide people . A story about strength , and power and the extremes people will go to to obtain or hold onto it .
I've been living in the world of Panem and district 12 for the last couple of weeks .
The books are brilliant and powerful and should be read .
Now , There is nothing left to do play the waiting game and count down the days till March 23rd .
But there are much worse games to play .

Rhiannon x