April 15, 2012

The Hunger Games: My Favorite Moments

I first watched The Hunger Games with my friends, Mikki and Nicole.  Then I watched it a second time with my good friend, Hannah!  No words. NO WORDS.  Probably the best movie adaptation I have seen so far.

I will probably be sounding like such a nerd for the rest of this post.  Behold, my favorite moments from the movie!

P.S. My best friend, Kate, and I decided to run a Hunger Games blog together! Check it out! http://mahoganynightlock.tumblr.com

  • We first see the Head Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, being interviewed by Caesar Flickerman.  Can we just give a big round of applause for Seneca Crane's beard?  Seriously!  If I were a guy, I'd totally have my beard like that. Hahaha!
  • Katniss and Gale hunting in the woods.  I wish I had her archery skills.
  • "You better tuck in your tail, little duck!"
  • All the children gathered in the town square during the reaping.  You can clearly see the fear in their faces.
  • When Katniss first shrieks, "I volunteer!" in a broken voice, pushes through the guards, and says strongly, "I volunteer as tribute!" Wow.  Just wow.

  • Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket was just perfect.  I couldn't recognize her in all that Capitol make-up and fashion.  She was fantastic!
  • District 12 saluting Katniss.  I got chills during that scene!
  • Josh Hutcherson.  That is all.
  • Peeta crying and Katniss holding back her tears on the car ride towards the train.  I wanted to give those two a big hug. *sobs*
  • I enjoyed Haymitch's character in the book, but I loved him even more in the movie.  I salute you, Woody Harrelson!
  • Do not mess with Haymitch, his refreshments, and his brand new pants, or you WILL get his foot in your face.
  • "That is mahogany!" Oh, Effie.
  • The Capitol fashions were the bomb!  If only I could wear those in public without getting weird looks.
  • Their costumes for the Tribute Parade were EXACTLY how I imagined them!
  • Cato.  Need I say more?
  • The training scenes were epic!  Cato and his sword skills, Marvel throwing that spear perfectly, and my goodness, Clove and her knives = NINJA.
  • I just looooove Rue!  That moment when she was just up there, in that net, with Cato's knife was priceless!

  • When Peeta throws that weight across the training room and knocks down the spears. YEAH PEETA. Show those Careers what you can do!
  • "I have NO chance of winning." Gah, Peeta stop making me cry.
  • Katniss shooting the apple. You go, girl.
  • "Thank you for your consideration."
  • "Nice shooting, sweetheart!" Haymitch approves.

  • Caesar Flickerman's entrance.  AHAHAHAHA! Stanley Tucci was THE BEST!

  • Foxface looked exceptionally pretty in her interview dress.
  • Katniss's interview dress was beautiful.
  • Caesar asking her a question to which she responds, "What?" Classic Jennifer.
  • "Do I still smell like roses?" Their interviews were just so random! Haha!
  • "Because she came here with me." Aww, Peeta!
  • "I just want to show them that they don't own me.  If I'm gonna die, I want to still be me."
  • Haymitch giving Katniss some last minute advice before she boards the hovercraft.
  • The hovercraft was really cool, but I do not want those tracking devices just injected into my arm like that. NO.
  • The mockingjay pin on Katniss's jacket.
  • Cinna comforting Katniss before she enters the arena.  She was practically shaking!  Poor girl.
  • The fear in her eyes as she is slowly elevated into the arena.  Let the games begin.
  • Katniss grabbing the orange backpack and fleeing away from the bloodbath.
  • Katniss and Foxface running into eachother in the forest.
  • Jennifer's acting was SUPERB when Katniss escaped the fire.
  • Rue telling Katniss to drop the tracker jacker hive on the Careers was adorable.  I love her!
  • The Rue and Katniss moments. AHH I love them both to bits. 
  • Why did such an innocent child like Rue have to go?!?!
  • Katniss's reaction to Seneca's announcement that 2 Victors will be permitted as long as they come from the same district.
  • The cave scenes. /my creys (Although they did leave some of my favorite lines by Peeta out. *sniff*)
  • I was actually saddened by Clove, Foxface, and Thresh's death.
  • I pitied Cato so much when he died.  Huhu
  • Katniss bringing out the nightlock.  There it was.  The start of it all.  The start of the rebellion.
  • Seneca announcing Katniss & Peeta as the victors of the 74th Hunger Games.
  • Poor Seneca being locked in the room with the bowl of nightlock.
  • Katniss's dress was beautiful during their final interview.
  • "I don't want to forget."
  • Katniss's face when she sees her family and Gale again.
  • Angry President Snow walking away.

Overall, it was a really good movie and I'm glad it stayed true to the book!  Can't wait for Catching Fire!


  1. I'm agreeing with practically everything on this list! Haha, it's been a while since it showed, but it's these things that make it memorable :))


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