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Yes, I've been MIA for some time now. Things on the home front continue to be quite stressful, but I'm taking it a day at a time and trying to make positive changes in my own life. I keep telling myself that things will get better. *fervently wishes*

However, I do have tickets to take the kids to see the "Hunger Games" at midnight release in IMAX. Anyone else seeing it tonight? I haven't seen anything in IMAX in forever. Let's hope it's not too overwhelming!

In other news, spring has definitely sprung around here. (Well, to be perfectly honest, some forsythia started to bloom in January which was more than a little disquieting.) But now things are abloom everywhere you look. Which means that pollen is also everywhere. Here's to beautiful flowers and minimal seasonal allergies!

Date: 2012-03-22 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muffinkath7.livejournal.com
Hey Angela!

I'm waiting for your review of the movie. One of the few I will trust. ; )

Date: 2012-03-26 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angela-o.livejournal.com
Sorry for the delay in responding, Kath. Real life is challenging these days.

I think that the movie is a very good adaptation of the book. I deliberately chose not to reread the books before seeing the film and I think that was a good call. I had enough distance that I wasn't attuned to every plot line that was tweaked or dropped.

Jennifer Lawrence does a wonderful job as Katniss and the acting in general is very good. I knew that the movie would be violent, but there's a difference between reading about violence and seeing it portrayed onscreen. The fact that it's not the over the top cartoony violence you tend to see in a major action movie makes it have more of an impact as does the fact that most of the violence affects children. It's a powerful film, but it's hard to say that you love something that's so inherently twisted. All that being said, I definitely recommend it. I'll be curious to know what you think.

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