That was actually the first draft of this post. I thought I'd let some of you enjoy or at least try to imagine how excited I was when I sat down to write this.
Anyway, The Hunger Games premieres this weekend and actually I'm sure there will be throngs of people at the midnight showings tonight. But after my midnight premiere experience of the last Harry Potter movie, I think I'll sit that one out and let the young'ns have their fun.
Despite the less-than-enthusiastic NYTimes review, which actually confirms a lot of my own concerns after seeing the preview (that Jennifer Lawrence wasn't skinny enough for the character - she's supposed to be close to starvation, that Haymitch was too "pretty/clean," that the movie would be "cleaned up/made too PG" compared to the content of the book, etc.) I'm pretty excited to see a film version.
And despite everything else they didn't keep "true to form" (albeit based on my own reading and imagination), how PERFECT/SPOT-ON was the casting of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta the baker's son? Seriously, A+++ for that one, Debra Zane.
My life is awesome. They better get it right. (I approve of their casting much more than I do the casting of The Hunger Games' characters based on IMDB.com - although I never pictured Major Anderson as a woman, I guess they never used pronouns for him/her). (AAAAAAAAAND I just finished reading Ender's Shadow, the Bean parallax to Ender's Game, had to keep myself from sobbing on the bus for that one).