When we were freshmen in college, midnight used to be a time when my friend Brittany would visit my dorm room, often with wheat thins in hand and a story to tell. Brittany, my roommate and I would talk and eat and sometimes partake in activities at an hour that is now part of my first REM cycle.
Brittany and I also used to attend midnight premiers of some of our favorite movies (think: Twilight). Though our bedtimes have changed, we still share a love for movies and we’re still good friends. Brittany The Genius found an 8pm showing, so we were able to watch the movie on premier night and still be to bed near midnight! Other “wins” of the night included making the Starbucks barista laugh (check), sneaking fraps into the theater (thanks, B!) and finding a
hilarious awesome two connected seats next to each other (still chuckling).
So the movie. Catching Fire. Sooooo good! Brittany and I both have read the books and we’re big fans. The movie was true to the book*, which is always cool. Other non-spoiler thoughts on the movie:
- Effie’s outfits. Fascinating. Loooooove.
- Soundtrack: So good! Especially this song at the end.
- Cinna is perfect, and I love what the movie displays about how fashion/culture can impact society
- The District 11 scenes were so perfect, you better believe Brittany and I each raised three fingers in respect (on three occasions, to be precise
So much more is to be said about this rock-star-status movie! But I don’t want to be a spoiler so just go see it. But please don’t take your 5 year old (excuse this mini-rant but it’s just sad seeing their faces/watching them walk out).
*Disclaimer: In the books I am #TeamGale but in the movie’s it’s #TeamPeeta. In case you wondered. 🙂