Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Hungry for Games! ;)

Thursday night, I joined a bunch of other ladies and saw Hunger Games. At midnight. I got a grand total of three hours of sleep before I had to wake up and chaperone my three-year old's field trip to the zoo! Crazy, right?  But it was so totally worth it.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and had an amazing time!

On me: Tunic Top from Rue 21, Skinny Cargos from Target, Sparkly Gold Heels from Bealls
On Gracie-Lou: A Bunch of Cuteness, from I don't know where ;)

So, I've seen a few reviews here and there and heard a few opinions from people who didn't totally, 100% LOVE the movie.  But as for me?  I absolutely loved it.  As soon as it began, I got all wrapped up in it, like I was really there. I cried when Katniss said goodbye to Prim. I nearly screamed when that crazy dog jumped out at Katniss and Peeta. I cringed when Katniss started going for the tracker jacker's nest.  I cried when Rue died. I cheered (on the inside) when they bested the President and were both allowed to live. 

The book followed the movie really closely.  The only discrepency I noticed had to do with where Katniss gets her mockingjay pin from. A few of the complaints were that they didn't really explain the story enough... and I get that.  If I hadn't read the books, I might not have been as caught up in the movie as I was. 

You want to know what I'm next excited about?  There was a teaser preview for The Host.  I didn't even know they were turning that book into a movie! I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to see how the movie turns out!

Have you seen the movie yet or are you planning to?  What did you think about it?

25 comments:

hautepinkpretty said...

I want to see it now! Never read the books but all the hype behind it really makes me want to! <3 hautepinkpretty.com

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I watched the Hunger Games yesterday, and I loved it. I thought they did a great job with the feeling of the book. Loved how District 12 basically looked like Depression-era America, right down to the clothes and how the Reaping sign-in was similar to Nazi Germany; it was a smart way to go, I think.

Was it exactly like the books? No, but if it had been, it probably would have been 6 hours long. And the feeling was right - I was totally stressed when they entered the arena and cried when Rue died too.

thecoffeehouse said...

must see movie asap. love the outfits!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I love your cute top paired with the skinnies! I haven't read the books and probably won't see the movie so. . . I'm kind of a party pooper. :)

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

MommaPea said...

when that dog jumped out it scared me to death! totally, WAY jumped outta my seat!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You both look gorgeous! Not read the books or seen the movie, might get around to it some day. But, am glad you had a great time :) xx

the domestic fringe said...

Great outfit. I heard they were turning The Host into a movie. I haven't read it yet, but I must hurry up and do so.

Have you seen this? Hee-sterical, I tell ya. It's like the rated G version of The Hunger Games.

http://flavorwire.com/273029/watch-the-hunger-games-as-acted-by-beanie-babies

oomph. said...

love how the outfit turned out! i have no clue about the hunger games...like the whole twilight thing, i was years behind and only recently caught up. i will eventually get to hunger games!

i do have the HOST, though....it's in my queue to read!

[oomph.]

Fashion By Alicia said...

I thought the movie was good but the book was definitely better. They also had the riot in District 11 in this book which didn't happen until their tour.

Overall, I was happy but didn't LOVE it like I did the book. I saw the preview for Snow White and the Huntsman and can't wait to see it!

silvergirl said...

Loved the movie
wasn't emotional,Cuz,well I am.just not ever
BUT I did.scream when that darn dog jumped out!!
Brett

Megan Mae said...

I'm looking forward to the movie. I used this weekend to read the books. I've plans to see it this week, but I may sneak out and see it by myself tonight. I could use the break, haha!

Kristin said...

Wondering if I'd like it even if I haven't read the book...

Bravoe Runway said...

I haven't read the book so I have NO idea what this is about. I've read nothing but excellent reviews and most gave it a high rating! The look is awesome for the movie premiere! Tiff I def think you'll love shopping at LOFT. They also have a discount for teachers...you'll soon be able to utilize that :)

just tututiny said...

I personally didn't like the movie, there was a lot of changes from the book to movie but I think it was just because I am too critical when it comes to these things. Oh well - I still love the book though!

Sarah Stright said...

I know nothing about this movie, so instead I'll focus on how adorable you look :) Very cute "going to the movies" look.
Sarah
www.comingunstitched.com

Audrey Allure said...

I'm still planning on trying to finish the book before I see the movie - but good to know it sounds like a great film :) Love your tunic top.

Shea said...

You both look adorable, and I'm glad you enjoyed the movie! I'm seeing it this week, and I can't wait!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Glad you had an awesome time Tiff. I'm going this week to see it. The reviews from everyone have mostly been positive. That's good! They'll be coming out with 2 more. HAHA
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Kassi said...

That top is so cute! I love the print and the shoulder detailing! :) You read my opinion about the movie, I just thought they could have added a 1/2 hour and done it right. But I am so picky. The characters were cast amazingly though!

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Laura Go said...

I watched it yesterday and liked it better than I thought I would! Totally love that top you're wearing, Tiffany! the color is really lovely.
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights
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Kish said...

So...I literally just finished the HG novel a couple of hours ago...not bad. (Don't hate me for saying that!)

I have to admit that although I don't really want to rush out and see the movie (umm...don't hate me even more for that...), I AM curious to see how it parallels the book.

As far as I can see from the outfits above: there were TWO bunches of cuteness!

Courtney B said...

You are amazzzzing! I can't function if I don't get my sleep, ha ha! But I guess the Hunger Games is totally work losing sleep over! So fun you went with friends :)
Dang! I didn't get to see the teaser for The Host... they had a teaser for Breaking Dawn part 2. But I am SO EXCITED to see The Host!

Barbie said...

O no!!! I'm gonna watch the movie this weekend and now I know Rue dies!! :( I've never read the books lol
-barbie

fluff and fripperies said...

Hey there, following through GFC so look forward to more great posts! I haven't seen the film or read the books yet but I do plan on doing both :)

Emma xo
www.fluffandfripperies.com

CY said...

hi! i just stumbled across your blog today. I liked how the movie fits the book pretty closely. As a book reader (as opposed to movie goer) first, I appreciated the overall sequence of events. They reminded me of the order of the book.

Call me nit-picky, but I didn't like a few aspects of the movie like the fake cgi flames on katniss & peeta's costumes, how the audience never really knows katniss is faking her love, and how well-groomed katniss seems throughout the entire movie. Cool blog, and hope u will check mine out too! May the odds be ever in your favor! haha

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