I'm going to break out of my nostalgic posts for a bit here and talk about something new. My wife has been really excited about the hunger games movie for some time so we went with some friends to see it this weekend. I have to admit to that horrible sin of not reading the book before seeing. To be honest the books did not appeal to me. I have never been a fan of those lottery to kill people stories.
I went to the movie theater and sat back in the comfy theater seat ready to see a movie I wasn't to keen on seeing to begin with. The movie started and I have to say it was hard to watch. It jumps out of the gate with an art house feel, whith extremely shaky camera motions. I feared the whole movie would take this direction. fortunately art house closed and I was pleased to see that the camera movement was mostly used in the form of a story telling device, which did end up working nicely.
There are some very interesting costumes in this movie. This is another way that they really shaped the word the viewer is immersing themselves in. They did it right. The costumes were very evocative for a very interesting world! The elements of this movie are all there! Everything from costume to camera movements were used to further the story and convey emotion. I usually don't catch on to those sorts of thing but it was done so well in this movie!
If you are debating on seeing this movie I say make your way to it! It's a great movie. It's a violent movie due to the subject matter, but a great movie!