Having read the book makes it hard for me to say if its film… MoreHaving read the book makes it hard for me to say if its film adaptation is actually good since the written piece is by far more superior to the motion picture. As I see it, the book truly is a brilliant read and just reading is quite enough. Seeing the film is unnecessary. Many may have found TFIOS beautiful but it is mainly because the story itself was truly something. Ansel Elgort was great at being Augustus Waters though.
The film could have been a hundred times better if they stuck with Gus's full and original letter to Van Houten.
I just really prefer the first trilogy over the second one. (SPOILER… MoreI just really prefer the first trilogy over the second one. (SPOILER ALERT) Prophecies really have their way to be proven true.
Contrary to what the world thinks and believes, I find the second… MoreContrary to what the world thinks and believes, I find the second trilogy inferior to the first one. (SPOILER ALERT) A New Hope features less lightsabers and more blasters, no McGregor, and no Yoda. Moreover, in the end of the Revenge of the Sith, Yoda told Obi-Wan Kenobi that he could communicate with Qui-Gon Jinn once again, and Obi-Wan Kenobi promised to train Luke to become a Jedi. And A New Hope presents an untrained Luke and no Qui-Gon Jinn. Even the addition of Harrison Ford as Han Solo didn't make it any better.
First review(12/15/2013): I forgot my glasses at home… MoreFirst review(12/15/2013): I forgot my glasses at home when we went to see this so I didn't have the best time. Also, I am not so sure if having read the book made me appreciate it more. I must see Catching Fire again. Nevertheless, the District 11 scene was certainly beautiful in its sadness.
Second review: Since I wasn't able to make the most out of the movie experience when I saw Catching Fire for the first time, I planned to see it again. Similar to the first film franchise, Catching Fire also had that uneasy atmosphere all throughout, and that is a good thing. Unlike the first book though, Catching Fire's plot is a lot more loaded than the The Hunger Games so it would not be so easy to compress everything in less than three hours. The film's storytelling would inevitably happen in a significantly fast pace. The book surely is better than the film this time (as I regard the first film just as good as the first book). However, in the District 11 scene, the film was superior to the book.