I'm fairly sure I was the oldest in line at the Hunger Games midnight premiere. And I'm pretty sure there's a lot of tired teeny boppers at school today.
There were four showings in my town and I can't say for sure if they were sold out but I can say there was a very strong audience crowd. I got in line at 10 pm with my teenage daughter and her boyfriend and only waited in line outside for fifteen minutes before we were escorted inside. I was afraid it was going to be Black Friday at the movies with pushing, shoving, and gnashing of the teeth. Nope, everyone acted cordially. We got good seats and the two hour wait went by fairly quickly.
I admit, I people watched for those two hours. A group of teenagers played Silent Football (don't ask me, don't know what that means). A guy slept in an aisle corner. A college student brought their laptop. Oh, and I even saw another adult there! My daughter says she saw him drinking beer before he came in, so I'm not sure how in tune with the movie he was.
Anyhow, on to the movie. *Giddy, giddy, clap of hands*
If you've read the book, then you'll be glad to know the movie has real close ties to it. It doesn't veer off and you'll know what's going on. Although I enjoyed the parts leading up to the Hunger Games, the actual death match was the best. There is mild violence and death so I have to agree with the PG-13 rating. I wouldn't take my younger ones to see it. My daughter read the book too and thought the movie was fantastic.
Alex, my daughter's boyfriend, knew nothing about Hunger Games and still thought it was one of the better movies he'd seeen lately. However, I'm pretty sure Shelby could've put the choke hold on him a couple times when he asked a hundred questions. Why are the people dressed like that? What are Peacekeepers? Really, a hovercraft?
I think the movie may be confusing at times to those who haven't read the book but, according to Alex, it was still a great watch.
Yes, my friends, I was one of the crazies who stood in line to brave a world movie premiere at midnight. And it was so totally worth it!
Did you see Hunger Games at its midnight premiere? Do you plan on watching it?
I received no compensation for this post. It's just my general opinion of the Hunger Games.