The bad part about going solo is when you get sandwiched between two 11-year-old boys. One was breathing like Darth Vader and had a serious jimmy leg. I felt like I was sitting in one of those vibrating massage chairs...unwillingly. And the other one was just weird. I'm not sure why I was so shocked at all the little boys in the theater. But I guess all that violence does make it appealing to them.
Ever since I finished these books, I've always called myself Team Gale. I think Peeta is a pussy and I really have no interest in him. Gale seems more manly and he hunts and shit so I like him. Plus, he actually looks like he could give Katniss a good fight. I feel like she could squash Peeta with her left tit if she wanted to. After watching the movie, I've decided to say "fuck it" to the two dudes. I'm Team Katniss.
Despite his association with Miley Virus, I still think he's sort of yummy.
It's quite simple. Katniss kicks fucking ass. And Jennifer Lawrence did an amazing job bringing the character to life. Just like her Oscar-nominated role of Ree from Winter's Bone, she had to be both nurturing and tough as nails all wrapped up in one package. That ain't easy. She's a survivor (what?), she's not goin' give up (what?), she not goin' stop (what?), she goin' work harder (what?). Whoa, sorry... the ghost of Destiny's Child just possessed my brain.
She will survive!
In my humble opinion (and if I had a daughter), I'd much rather see her use Katniss Everdeen as a role model than that stumbling, mumbling Bella Swan. Sure it might mean she offs a classmate with her stellar bow and arrow skills, but fuck it, betcha a million bucks she'd never get bullied. Thank you Suzanne Collins for creating such an ass-kicking female character.
Learn archery. Don't get bullied.
I'll be doing a more in-depth review after I've seen it a second time (hopefully not flanked by heavy breathing, pre-adolescent boys.) I just had to get this off my chest.
Team Katniss - we have cookies!