Catching Fire + An Abundance of Katherines

1 Dec 2013

The thing about getting to watch a movie on its first showing day is that you also get the pleasure of saying (or shouting, if you prefer) "What do you mean you haven't seen Catching Fire? That movie is rad!" So, I have been pulling my hardest try to see every good movie on its premiere. It's been that way since, like, two years ago or so.

And of course I did that too for Catching Fire. Not only it was predicted to be a succesful movie, being the sequel to The Hunger Games that it is, but the whole series is also a special series for me. The Hunger Games was the first movie I watched together with A (we weren't technically on a date back then, since we saw the movie together with other friends and we hadn't confessed our feelings for each other, so-). It was actually me who dragged him into watching it and later into liking the trilogy. It's super special.
Catching Fire premiered in my country one day before the actual worldwide premiere schedule. People on Twitter were questioning it but I just grabbed a newspaper and there it was: Catching Fire was on. Luckily, I got two tickets for the afternoon show. A showed up a little late, but I didn't miss any part of it.

Boy was the movie almost exactly like what I had imagined it would be! It's the perk of watching the first movie before reading the whole trilogy. I read the trilogy with the movie in mind; Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. That way, when I read Catching Fire, I could get a clear image on how the movie would be and then it all came true. Just like magic.

And speaking of magic... (If you're friends with me on Goodreads, you might have seen that I have stated this there) John Green is hands down the Albus Dumbledore in young adult fiction writing. That man is like wizard with his way of writing. I just finished An Abundance of Katherines and it left me with yet another John Green-gasm. Well, it's still not as good as Looking for Alaska, but it is... significant.
I think it's the thing about John Green's books; they're significant. I've read a critic about them somewhere, saying that John Green has this boring plot in each of his book: a wallflower-kind-of boy and a girl with a there's-no-other-girl-like-her personality whom said boy falls in love with. I agree with that, but we can't put aside the fact that each of them is so significant that everytime you finish one book, you crave for another. Or so I feel.

And now that I've read five out of six John Green's books, I should probably hunt the last one. Also since Mockingjay willl not be released until next year, I think I'll just sit here excitedly waiting for The Hobbit (13 Dec) and series 3 of Sherlock (which will air on the New Year's Day! Finally!)

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  2. Catching Fire was amazing! Wasn't it? I've been wanting to read And Abundance of Katherines. Good to know you liked it!

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