This post is written in response to a blog prompt on the Story Siren.
Are you going to watch the hunger games this weekend?
I am not going to go see the Hunger games this weekend, next weekend, or anytime soon. Why? because I truly hate watching movies based on books that I have read. I have never enjoyed it, and despite the monumental success of the Harry Potter and Twilight series - I am yet to watch any of the twilight movies and I only watched the first Harry Potter movie in its entirety. And that was only because my children forced me to. I never watched the film - The Help, but I ravaged the book.
I am too finicky a reader to enjoy watching a what I consider to be a watered-down pictorial rendition of a great story in a book. It irks me when critical portions of a book that I love are warped, twisted or even worse CUT just to force a well-fleshed out story into the box of a movie screen. I find that I am more apt to watch a movie first without every having read the book and then discovering - hark! there is book behind the movie.
For those of you going to enjoy the Hunger Games this weekend, enjoy! I hope it serves the books well.
I'll be home, watching Rio for the 100th time with my 4-year old.