Monday Muse is a weekly blog feature in which I talk about book-related things: review book-to-movie adapation, lists of my favorite heroines, etc. But really, it's just a feature to excuse my random rants so as not to clutter this blog.
Watch the movie trailer HERE. :)
Monday Muse is back, wohooo! <3 I got an announcement two days ago about the release of Catching Fire DVD, so this post is a gentle reminder for those of you haven't watched Catching Fire yet (*gasps* what planet you live in??). Prepare for the attack of fangirl wave! :P
Katniss, remember the true enemy is.
Catching Fire was so awesome that I cried few times in the cinema. And we haven't seen Mockingjay yet,
pffft. Get a grip of yourself, Hilda. Reminding myself that a few times, I shed my tears discreetly and continue ogling Sam Claflin a.k.a Finnick Odair in the big screen. Watching the movie, I was wholly prepared for the awesomeness and thank you, I was not disappointed at all.
|This part gripped my heart.
Catching Fire is not my favorite book out of the Hunger Games trilogy. I think it lacks of action, it has unnecessary love triangle, and it has too many Katniss-Gale moments (excuse me, I'm clearly biased on this point). But the director, Francis Lawrence, proved me otherwise. In his hands, Catching Fire is intense, electrifying, and practically crackled with fire. It is simply awesome.
|Finnick and his infamous sugar cube scene ;)
The new supporting casts are not disappointed at all. Sam Claflin's appearance may not be what I thought
Finnick would be, but I think he was doing a pretty good job portraying the playful and strong Finnick (his infamous sugarcube scene is one of my most anticipated parts ;) ). Jena Malone as Johanna Mason is wonderful too. I can't help grinning every time I remember how she takes off her clothes in the elevator in front of Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch. Imagine the discomfort of Katniss. xD
The dresses are as beautiful as ever. I took pleasure looking at the various dresses Effie wears. I guess what we all remember in the end of the movie is her butterfly dress, right? ;) Capitol Couture never cease to amaze me. Katniss' wedding dress and her Mockingjay transformation is really beautiful as well. I just wanted to hug Cinna at that time. *hugs*
On a totally unrelated note, I found out that the designer who design Katniss' gorgeous wedding dress is an Indonesian as well and he has a boutique in my city.
Catching Fire makes me yearn for Mockingjay: Part 1. After a long one and a half year of waiting, it's practically a torture to make us wait for the third movie. I can't wait to see how they turn the book into a movie since the story is much darker and more focused on Katniss' turmoil inside. Spoiler for those who haven't read Mockingjay, highlight to read: I think they will end the movie with the brainwashed Peeta strangling Katniss. OMG THE FEELS. Just thinking about that part makes my heart aches.
Mockingjay: Part 1 is slated for theatrical release on November 21 this year and Mockingjay: Part 2 will be released on November 20, 2015. Oh the waiting!
You can read what to expect on Mockingjay movies in this article.
What do you think of Catching Fire? Are you excited for Mockingjay?
Plus, can you give me a short story recommendation? Do you know any good stories, preferably from a YA author?
Thank you for reading this week's Monday Muse and answering the question! I'll try my best to stay ahead of schedule and blog regularly. :) Happy Monday!