I was forced into watching Mockingjay: Part II this weekend. To clarify, I watched the second part of the last Hunger Games movie without having read any of the books, without having watched any of the movies.
Needless to say, I was confused as fuck.
So many questions and thoughts ran through my mind as I watched the movie. Why is Peeta so thin Did that huge-ass bruise really disappear from her neck the next day Is Katniss supposed to look like she's about to burst into tears at any given moment, or is that just Jennifer Lawrence Woody Harrelson is in this movie Hey, it's Margaery from Game of Thrones! Who's President Snow What's a Mockingjay Lesser Hemsworth is pretty hot.
Well, you get the point. I know how the book ended and I still have no idea who anyone is, and neither do I know their names, with the exception of Peeta, Gale, President Snow, that Coin woman, and Katniss. Of course, knowing how the book ended means I probably should read the first book, so here I am, the last person on earth to read The Hunger Games.
And it was good. It was really good. My sister was right (she usually is).
What else can I say that hasn't already been said I loved it. The world building was interesting (although it helps that I've seen what it looks like on the big screen), and Katniss is awesome. One of the things my sister didn't like about the first movie is that the on-screen Katniss was different from her portrayal in the first book. I haven't watched that movie, but I kind of see how the screen portrayal of Katniss might have bothered her. Book-Katniss is strong, kick-ass without being a Mary Sue. She has a fierce love for her sister, and she is manipulative and cunning. She uses the prospect of romance to protect herself, she has no qualms about using people, and I love that about her.
Time to watch Movie #1!