Friday, December 11, 2015

It Was a Book First (#2) - Mockingjay Part 1

First, I just want to say that I was not originally have Mockingjay Part 1 be my first book to movie rant.  It was going to be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief...

This is a read at your own risk type of rant.  I may inadvertently spoil something for either the book or the movie.  It is not my intentions to do so, but just consider yourself warned.

Then I finally actually watched Mockingjay Part 1 the other day with my little brother and dad...

I found it very hard to sit through it.


Effie Trinket.


They took out 3 very lovely characters and replaced them with EFFIE.  I mean....what was wrong with having the 3 (or 2? Sorry it has been a year since I read the work...when I should have know...working) that are supposed to be there do their parts?!  

Effie is annoying on a good day when she is where she belongs, but then you put her in a place that she doesn't belong and she just makes me want to smack her.

The more time Effie spent on the screen the more annoyed I got.  I was very happy when she wasn't where I could see her.

Other than that, I really don't get why they made this particular book in the series a 2 part movie.  If you have read the book you will probably remember that not a whole lot happens in the first half of it.  Similar to how not too much happened in the movie....

I also do not think that there was not enough time devoted to relationships between Katniss and Finnick or between Katniss and Gale.  So much was lost there.  I really hope that in part two that they are able to recover from some of the missed bits and have some things still make sense.

I hope you enjoyed my little rant about this particular book turned into a movie.  Do you have any suggestions for books to movie that I should read/watch and rant about? Do you have one that you would like to rant about.  I would be happy to let you guest post your rant onto my blog to share with the world!  

1 comment:

  1. It makes me think of my Count of Monte Cristo rant... Except that it isn't as much of a rant, since I actually saw the movie first. ... I really need to read that book again.