Normally i try to steer clear of those phenomenal hypes, but there's only so much one can do.. I blame it on the trailer.
I watched the trailer for The Hunger Games five months ago, and for some reason i kept remembering it (which is a little odd, since it doesnt appear to be a movie i would be interested in watching - action and violence is not really my thing). If i'd only seen the movie poster, i wouldn't have touched the film with a barge pole. After (finally) watching the movie 3 weeks ago, i've seen the trailer again, and i think it's actually really good - it doesnt reveal any secrets, and maybe that's one of the reasons why i could not forget it. i also really like the trailer score, even though it is sort of epic, and i'm not normally into epic film scores either.
But i am so glad i watched it. and then i read the books (by suzanne collins), which i naturally like even more - I think they did a really good job making the book into a film, though, even though i think about none of the dialogues are similar to the ones in the book, and the ending is a little lame - or maybe just not as intense.
Anyway, i wanted to say a lot about how amazing i think the books are, because they really made me think a lot, and i just stared into the wall for 4 hours after finishing the last one. And i'm still thinking.. But i don't know how to explain it without giving important points away, so instead here are two small fanart illustrations i did this evening:
Katniss finding katniss in the forest.
Katniss and Peeta picking wild onion flowers by the rail road. i got impatient, so there's no rail road.