Friday, March 23, 2012

Hungering for the Games

Like thousands of other people I'm SO excited to see The Hunger Games this weekend. I've already purchased our tickets for Sunday at 11am.

Kristian and I don't go to the movies very often primarily because it's ridiculously expensive and most movies I have no trouble waiting to see on DVD or OnDemand. However, when we do go to the movies we always go on a Saturday or Sunday morning when the tickets are the cheapest $6/ticket vs. $11.25/ticket for an evening movie. Plus it's far less crowded and let's face it nowadays I like to be in bed by 9pm (yeah I'm a wild woman for sure).

I read all three books last summer and have been eagerly anticipating seeing this movie since finding out the opening date. We were having an issue trying to figure out who could watch Hunter but thankfully my mother is able to come down for a few hours. Kristian is actually somewhat excited to see this movie unlike the Twilight movies I've dragged him to. I filled him in on the plot and he's excited that this one has more action, fighting and a cool chick that likes to hunt with a bow and arrow (his preferred method of hunting as well). In fact while reading the book I told him if we ever have a daughter I bet she'll take after her father and be a lot like Katniss.

My coworker went to the midnight showing last night (super jeals!) and said it was good though of course not as good as the book but I don't care, I'm still excited.

Anyone else seeing the movie this weekend?


Brittney said...

I think we're going to try to go next weekend... after everything has died down a little bit. =) After reading the books myself, I forced my husband to read them. He's a very picky reader, but also devoured the trilogy... so we're both really looking forward to see it!

Venassa said...

I own the book, but haven't read it yet. I'm hoping to start it today and read it super quick then drag someone with me to see it next week or something. I tend to be too slow and miss seeing movies in theaters that I really want to see.
So far, the facebook opinions I see are telling me that this is the best book to movie they've ever seen, so it must be good :p

Heather said...

I haven't read the books yet but have definitely heard great things. I keep getting invites to the movie this weekend, but I think I'll hold off on seeing it until after I've read the series. Have fun!

april said...

I go to a lot of movies. I can rationalize the cost because Rob and I never go together so I'm only paying $11 which is like a round of drinks, and a martini doesn't last 2 hours so it's a steal.

I'm going to the 3:35 showing tomorrow right before a friend's birthday dinner. We're very excited. I wanted to reread the book before the movie, but I ran out of time. Maybe I'll reread it after the movie though. I should be done with my current read tonight.

Enjoy your date!

The Hudack Family said...

Oh man I can't wait to see it. Sadly we have to many things to do already this weekend we aren't make it to the movies but it will remain on my to do list. Enjoy and I can't wait to hear what you though. I read all the books also and liked it better than twilight.