You read that right. I am very much looking forward to watching Catching Fire which is out in theatres today. Of course you knew that – unless you live under a rock.
Seriously is Jennifer Lawrence ubiquitous or what? I think she is on practically every talk show, magazine cover, and radio station.
Anyway, I read the Hunger Games trilogy a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much.
I did not rush to see the Hunger Games movie. My wife never read the book and was not interested in seeing the movie. The only person I knew who was interested in seeing the Hunger Games movie was another guy in my age range. We did not quite fit the demographic.
So, I did not catch the Hunger Games movie till Netflix. Well, I was certainly glad I did. The movie was excellent. It was one of the best adaptations of a book I ever saw. Hunger Games looked just as I imagined it. However, my wife was still not interested.
Therefore, I am left dateless for Catching Fire. I suppose I can try and convince her again.
We get to about three movies a year. I just hope one of them this year is Catching Fire. If not, I might give that buddy of mine a call.
In the meantime, if any of you make it to see Catching Fire, please send me your review.
An edited snipped of a old post entitled Hip for the Hunger Games
I’ve gotten to the age where I know I’m not cool. It’s not particularly important to me – no need to set trends. I’ll take happy children, a contented wife, and a decent job. I am comfortable with myself. Yet, a part of me likes to look in the mirror and think I’ve still got it. Yes, I’m a dad in the suburbs, though I don’t own a minivan, so I’m not so typical. Really, it’s true.
This past week I completed The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. That’s right I’ve read The Hunger Games which happens to be number two on the NY Times best seller list – children’s series (I’d prefer to think of it as young adult)!
My little cousin recommended The Hunger Games to me, so I figured I’d check it out. I am a good cousin. Well, I think I proved I was a good cousin by reading the first of the trilogy, a nearly 400 page book, over my five day vacation ignoring the clock and going to sleep way past my bedtime. I read the Catching Fire and Mockingjay for me.
See, I am not a stuffy 40ish English teacher who only reads proper literature. I am plugged in, on the scene, and in touch.