I saw The Hunger Games movie with some friends this weekend, and I really liked it. No movie adaptation of an adored book ever truly lives up to my hopes, and this one wasn't perfect either, but overall, I think they did a very good job.

some thoughts, with spoilers for the book and the movie )
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( Jul. 19th, 2011 05:04 pm)
On Friday night/Saturday morning, we went to the half-past midnight showing of the final Harry Potter movie. These are my thoughts and reactions, chock full o' spoilers and gratuitous italics...

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Overall, I loved it. Yes, I can and do nitpick about certain aspects, but honestly, that's part of the fun for a geek like me, and it would be impossible to make a perfect movie out of any of these books (though Prisoner of Azkaban is pretty damn close). As you've probably gathered by now, I'm extremely picky about movie adaptations of books I love. I mostly don't even watch them. But all in all (with the exception of GoF), I think they've done a fabulous job with the Harry Potter movies. They captured the feel of the characters and Hogwarts and the wizarding world, and that's far more important than the details. I know I'll enjoy re-watching the movies over the years nearly as much as I'll enjoy re-reading the books.
We actually saw HBP: The Movie last Saturday, but I didn't manage to finish the book before we saw it, mostly because I was also trying to finish and return The Little Stranger to the library. Then the week got entirely away from me, so I finished Half-Blood Prince yesterday. And I immediately read 200 or so pages of Deathly Hallows, which may have been why I was late to a party. But I digress.

the book )

So, the movie )


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