Friday, March 23, 2012

Yay for the Hunger Games

This picture is not relevant to this post, but I got tired of waiting for a relevant post to slide it in there. So feel free to enjoy it as much as I do.


The kids are all abuzz about Hunger Games today. Several of them have asked me if I plan to see it, even more already saw it at midnight screenings, and most of the rest plan to see it over the weekend - especially the freshmen. I honestly think it was evenly split between girls and boys.

Lots of kids wanted to see Project X. Before that it was probably a horror movie. Sometimes they get all OMGTRANSFORMERS. But I don't know if I've ever seen this many kids just assume everyone is going to see a movie. They all keep asking each other WHEN they're going to see it, not if.

Some of them are excited because they read it, but many of the kids who have read it have spread their excitement to everyone else. Hopefully this will mean an uptick in library borrowing after they all fall in love with the movie and want to read the books. The kids who have seen it all loved it.

Side note, how are all these kids allowed to go to midnight movie screenings on school nights? My parents NEVER would have allowed that. You kids can't wait 15 hours and watch it after school? Kids these days.

Anyhow, I know it's already huge, but it's cool watching the kids get excited about a story that's actually good, ESPECIALLY when it's a story based on a meaty book. And it's just gravy that this action movie has a female protagonist. So go, Hunger Games, go!


  1. Boy. John Carter has really tanked. 200 plus budget.... can't even come close to making 100 million... ouch.

  2. Well, the idea for Hunger Games isn't original at all. Too bad none of these kids will watch Battle Royale, a foreign film that did it much better.

    Girl is hot as hell though.

  3. I agree. I wasn't a fan of Harry Potter, but at least there I could see the appeal. Twilight's success, both in book and movie form, makes me want to puke. But this is a good book that deserves its success, and I'm excited as hell at the buzz it built up and the records it's shattering.


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