Monday, March 26, 2012


I'm a girl with a big imagination. Huge. Living in my head has historically been so much more exciting than real life that I had to be careful not to indulge in daydreaming too much, lest it make me disappointed with the world outside. Having a big imagination means having really, really exciting and vivid dreams. I don't remember all of them but usually, the things I see while sleeping and the experiences I have in my dreams have absolutely zero chance of ever occurring in real life. And that's really disappointing! 

The closest thing to my wild imagination and even wilder dreams is when some other soul with a huge imagination takes the time to write a book or produce a film about all the crazy thoughts they've had. 

But never in my life have I walked away from a film thinking it was in any way better than my dreams. Not until The Hunger Games came along.

In a nutshell, this film takes every fantasy and adventure film, book or television show you ever loved growing up (Spellbinder, Tomorrow When the War Began, Harry Potter, Twilight, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - to name a few), mixes it with your wildest imaginings and, like an amazing dream in which you're soaring high above the rooftops, makes you wish it would never come to an end. Walking out of the cinema on Friday night, I had to console myself with the knowledge that there would be other Hunger Games films to look forward to in the future. This is one film you simply must see.

Images: Murray Close


  1. I went into this film with little expectation... That quickly changed as I was engrossed in the movie almost immediately. Absolutely brilliant and definitely worth using my gold class vouchers on :-)

  2. Oh I SO agree with you! This film was amazing! It had everything in it and I wasn't bored for a single second! Good movies like these always leave me behind with some sort of aching in my heart, it's hard to explain. Can't wait for the sequals!


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