Last weekend, I caught the sequel to The Hunger Games movie (two of four, I believe): Catching Fire.
Disclaimer: yes, I read the books beforehand and yes, I loved them. They were… well, you can read my thoughts on them elsewhere on this blog. I try very hard not to compare them. Try being the operative word here.
Six days after the fact, I find that two things that really stuck with me are completely superfluous: Katniss’ outfits and her awesome hairstyle. Yes, yes, the acting (and indeed casting) were all very good. I covered most of that when I saw the first movie. I somehow found the movie a bit, well, slow. Which is surprising, since what I remembered most about the book was just how quickly I devoured it. So, I’m really looking forward to the next two movies, not so much because this one whet my appetite, but more so to get to the good stuff.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
So! The outfits and hair! Okay, casting Lenny Kravitz as Cinna was a true stroke of genius because I totally believe that designed those badass yet beautiful outfits. Everyone will ooh/ahh over the “wedding dress” but for me? The Girl on Fire chariot dress just blew me away. Way to go, Costuming Department! I also love how it’s her hair/clothes that recruits the first Katniss fans. That scene with President Snow and his granddaughter? Priceless. I really want to make my hair braid like that when I next go travelling – it’s pretty and pragmatic.
(it seems I broke my 100-word rule already… sigh).