Sabtu, 24 Maret 2012

The Hunger Games

Where do I even begin? THE MOVIE IS SO GOOD OH MY GOD I'M SPEECHLESS. SERIOUSLY MIND-BLOWING. Although I gotta say, the book is 100% better. I'm not going to mention & explain every details I think about the movie, no. I'm just going to point out (and explain a wee bit) of what I like and what I dislike about the film adaptation. But again, not all. I'm too lethargic to think about every bit of parts of the movie right now. So here goes some several things...

1. EVERYTHING ABOUT PEETA MELLARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is perfection <3 Ugh, I can't even contain myself of how charming, endearing, enchanting, dashing, and captivating this fine young man is in the movie. Josh Hutcherson is fucking perfect for the role of Peeta Mellark! Super satisfied with his portrayal :')
2. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. Throughout the movie, I thought she was just.....uh-mazing. The perfect combination of brains, beauty, and bravery, just like how I imagined Katniss Everdeen would be. Thumbs up for her!
3. The cave scene!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially their kiss :''') Peeniss' moment right there, Peeniss' shippers. I also dislike the fact that this scene I've been so eager to see is lack of duration, details, and kisses. I'll explain in the dislike section later.
4. How the Capitol was captured, and didn't lie about its grandeur. Totally futuristic!
5. The reaping scene!!! A tearjerker for sure, and the best part of the movie. Just breathtaking, seriously. I cried my eyes out. I mean, it was so heartfelt. When Prim was chosen and Katniss volunteered as tribute, when Prim kept weeping "NOOOOOO" and Gale spontaneously lift her, and when Peeta's name was called out and his face was just so convincing that he was in such confusion and fear!
6. Peeta's interview with Caesar Flickerman. EXACTLY how I imagined it. Just, exactly. Mind = blown. Jaw = dropped. Eyes = watery. Perfection!
7. Peeta & Katniss' kiss :') I personally thought it was just beautiful. So intense yet so touching.
8. EVERYTHING ABOUT CATO. He is such a BAMF <3 Not as BAMF as Peeta, but still. I have much love for him. Again, not as much as for Peeta, but still.
9. Haymitch Abernathy! Woody Harrelson is the genius behind the man. Love how the role was played. Well done, indeed :D
10. Effie Trinket's awkwardness. Even since the first time she appeared in the movie, I just think it's so awkward. Like when she walked, it's weird. LOL. When she hosted the reaping, everyone was so silent, which is again, awkward. When in the train on the way to Capitol; "THAT'S MAHOGANY!", hahahahaha. How she kept pointing on Katniss saying "Manners!" Super cute. And lastly, when she yelled at Katniss for what she did in front of the Gamemakers and turns out it was no problem at all in everybody else's opinions.
11. Whenever Gale Hawthorne is sad. I dislike Gale since the first page I read it in the book. Like, GO AWAY AND LET PEETA & KATNISS TOGETHER UGH YOU RUINER YOU. So whenever the movie captures Gale with a mope expression, I'm just like "HA IN YOUR FACE!"
12. Seneca Crane's beard. 2 words; fascinating & amusing.
13. Every Peeniss' moments in the arena!!!!!!! ASDFGHJKL <3 I can't even.
14. Katniss & Peeta's interview with Caesar Flickerman after they won the 74th Annual Hunger Games. They're perfect for each other okay creys everywhere.

1. The ending! So different with the books!!!!!!! What the actual fuck? You'd understand if you've read the book. In the book, the ending just basically killed me and left me heartbroken. The only reason why the movie's ending killed me and left me heartbroken is because of the fact that it didn't kill me and left me heartbroken. The ending in the movie is just basically Peeta & Katniss won the Hunger Games and went back to District 12, and that's it. No sign of trouble for the sequel.
2. THE SHORT CAVE SCENE. The book literally had pages and pages of Katniss & Peeta in the cave. It was the most romantic thing I've ever read, really. I've been waiting especially for it in the movie. When it started I was like asdfghjkl yes finally the cave scene aaaahhh I've been waiting for this :'''') but it was practically over in just a matter of couple minutes. UGH WHY GARY ROSS, WHY? </3 Plus, in the book they share a lot of kisses, and in the movie, it's only one. ONE. I just can't *talktothehandemoticon*
3. A lot of details were cut off. Which is totally fine and understandable for film adaptations, but still, it could've been done better. I can't mention those details that were cut off one by one though.
4. The muts weren't the tributes!!! Such a disappointment. It was so great in the book, the idea of that is just brilliant, and it wasn't captured in the movie :(
5. Not enough Katniss & Peeta </3 I needed to see my Peeniss and I didn't get that satisfaction. At least longer the cave scene!!!!!!
6. Peeta didn't say, "You here to finish me off, Sweetheart?" :( Which was my personal favorite line of Peeta's.

And so many more I'm too tired right now to mention... Go see it if you haven't! Despite all the dislikes, the are more likes ;)


Sabtu, 17 Maret 2012

Katniss & Peeta

Their love story is just super romantic! I love them SO much. I ship them so hard it even creeps me out. Their nickname together would be hilarious though; Peeniss Everlark. Hahahahaha, excuse my dirty mind. I've already wanted them together since they're in the same page of The Hunger Games book. I don't like Gale, not because of Liam (which I'm not so fond of also), but I don't know, I guess I'm just so strucked by Peeta's perfection! Now I'd like to use this opportunity to show some Katniss & Peeta's quote from the trilogy :'''')

"You don't forget the face of the person who was your last hope."
-The Hunger Games

"I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever."
-Catching Fire

"You love me. Real or not real?"
I tell him, "Real."

I'm coming back into focus when Caesar asks him if he has a girlfriend back home. Peeta hesitates, then gives an unconvincing shake of his head.
"Handsome lad like you. There must be some special girl. Come on, what’s her name?" says Caesar. 
Peeta sighs. "Well, there is this one girl. I've had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But I'm pretty sure she didn't know I was alive until the reaping." 
Sounds of sympathy from the crowd. Unrequited love they can relate to. 
"She have another fellow?" asks Caesar. 
I don’t know, but a lot of boys like her," says Peeta. 
"So, here's what you do. You win, you go home. She can't turn you down then, eh?" says Caesar encouragingly. 
I don’t think it’s going to work out. Winning...won't help in my case," says Peeta. 
Why ever not?" says Caesar, mystified. 
Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. "Because...because...she came here with me."

-The Hunger Games

"I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, 'So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?' I turn into him. 'Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.'"
-The Hunger Games

"You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers. 
"Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do, protect each other."

"This is the first kiss that we're both fully aware of. Neither of us hobbled by sickness or pain or simply unconscious. Our lips neither burning with fever or icy cold. This is the first kiss where I actually feel stirring inside my chest. Warm and curious. This is the first kiss that makes me want another."
-The Hunger Games

"My nightmares are usually about losing you. I'm okay once I realize you're here."
-Catching Fire

"What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that."

"I realize only one person who will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me."
-Catching Fire

"You're here to finish me off, Sweetheart?"
-The Hunger Games

“Peeta, you said at the interview you’d had a crush on me forever. When did forever start? 
"Oh, let’s see. I guess the first day of school. We were five. You had on a red plaid dress and your was in two braids instead of one. My father pointed you out when we were waiting to line up."
"Your father? Why?" 
"He said, 'See that little girl? I wanted to marry her mother, but she ran off with a coal miner.'" 
"What? You’re making that up!"
"No, true story. And I said, 'A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could’ve had you?' And he said, 'Because when he sings...even the birds stop to listen."
-The Hunger Games

"I must have loved you a lot."

"It's a long shot, it's suicide maybe, but I do the only thing I can think of. I lean in and kiss Peeta full on the mouth. His whole body starts shuddering, but I keep my lips pressed to his until I have to come up for air. My hands slide up his wrists to clasp his. 
"Don’t let him take you from me."
Peeta's panting hard as he fights the nightmares raging in his head. 
"No. I don’t want to..."
I clench his hands to the point of pain. 
"Stay with me."
His pupils contract to pinpoints, dilate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. 
"Always." he murmurs.

"And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me."
-The Hunger Games

"We star-crossed lovers of District 12, who suffered so much and enjoyed so little the rewards of our victory, do not seek our fans' favor, grace them with our smiles, or catch their kisses. We are unforgiving. 
And I love it. Getting to be myself at last."
-Catching Fire

"But because two can play at this game, I stand on tiptoe and kiss his cheek. Right on his bruise."
-The Hunger Games

"Ally." Peeta says the words slowly, tasting it. "Friend. Lover. Victor. Enemy. Fiancee. Target. Mutt. Neighbor. Hunter. Tribute. Ally. I'll add it to the list of words I use to try to figure you out. The problem is, I can't tell what's real anymore, and what's made up."

"Sometimes when I'm alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena."

"And while I was talking, the idea of actually losing Peeta hit me again and I realized how much I don't want him to die. And it's not about the sponsors. And it's not about what will happen when we get home. And it's not just that I don't want to be alone. It's him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread."
-The Hunger Games

"You’re not leaving me here alone," I say. Because if he dies, I'll never go home, not really. I’ll spend the rest of my life in this arena, trying to think my way out.
-The Hunger Games

"...I don't want you forgetting how different our circumstaces are. If you die, and I live, there's no life for me at all back in District Twelve. You're my whole life." Peeta says. "I would never be happy again. It's different for you. I'm not saying it wouldn't be hard. But there are other people who'd make your life worth living." 
"No one really needs me," he says, and there's no selfpity in his voice. It's true his family doesn't need him. They will mourn him, as will a handfull of friends. But they will get on.... I realise only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me. 
"I do," I say. "I need you."
-Catching Fire

So I only say, "So what should we do with our last few days?" 
"I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you," Peeta replies.
-Catching Fire

At a few minutes before four, Peeta turns to me again. "Your favorite's green?" 
"That's right." Then I think of something to add. "And yours is orange." 
"Orange?" He seems unconvinced. 
"Not bright orange. But soft. Like the sunset," I say. "At least, that's what you told me once." 
"Oh." He closes his eyes briefly, maybe trying to conjure up that sunset, then nods his head. "Thank you." 
But more words tumble out. "You're a painter. You're a baker. You like to sleep with the windows open. You never take sugar in your tea. And you always double-knot your shoelaces." 
Then I dive into my tent before I do something stupid like cry."


"So that day, in music assembly, the teacher asked who knew the valley song. Your hand shot right up in the air. She stood you up on a stool and had you sing it for us. And I swear, every bird outside the windows fell silent...and right when your song ended, I knew - just like your mother - I was a goner."
-The Hunger Games

"Well, I don't have much competition here." 
"You don't have much competition anywhere."
-The Hunger Games

"There's a chance that the old Peeta, the one who loves you, is still inside. Trying to get back to you. Don't give up on him."

“I realize, for the first time, how very lonely I've been in the arena. How comforting the presence of another human being can be."
-The Hunger Games

"Peeta and I had adjoining cells in the capitol. We're very familiar with each other's screams."

"Sick and disoriented, I'm able to form only one thought: Peeta Mellark just saved my life."
-The Hunger Games

"And to us, we're more married than any piece of paper or big party could make us."
-Catching Fire

"He's dozed off againbut I kiss him awake, which seems to startle himThen he smiles as if he'd be happy to lie there and gaze at me forever."
-The Hunger Games

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My current obsession.
I swear to God I've never been this excited for anything in my life! The Hunger Games is gonna be out in theaters on March 23rd. The thing is, I don't surely know if it hits theaters in my country that date as well too :( I asked one of the workers in XXI the other day, at she said she's still doesn't know. !@#$%^&*()_ Seriously? I've waited for this movie ever since they haven't even picked the casts yet! Ugh, okay let's just hope it'll come out in Indonesia the same as it will worldwide; March 23rd 2012.
The casts of the movie are just.......PERFECT. Lemme show you:

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
JOSH HUTCHERSON!!!!!!!! as Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
Alexander Ludwig! as Cato (District 2)
Amandla Stenberg as Rue (District 11)
Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
Isabelle Fuhrman as Clove (District 2)
Jacqueline Emerson as Foxface (District 5)
Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen

And sooooooooo much more perfection from the whole production!

Personal story now. I bought The Hunger Games book as soon as I know it's out in my country. Unfortunately, I was super dumb and bought the Indonesian-translated one, because I searched for the English one and it's sold out everywhere and I gave up and became desperate and though "Oh, what the heck", so I bought the Indonesian one. Regardless to it, I become lazy to actually read the book cause it's Indonesian (I'm not being racist or anything). It's just that, to me, reading an Indonesian book is not as challenging or as fun as when I'm reading an English book. Not only because English books widen my vocabulary, it also makes it all better. Like the fact that when you read something dramatic in English, it just automatically became more dramatic, meanwhile in Indonesian, it's sometimes become lame :/ The language isn't gloriously written. Anywho, back to my story. I spent months ignoring the book hanging in my drawer. Until the beginning of March, when I thought to myself that I HAVE to read the book before the movie comes out. I also thought I couldn't possibly finish 400 pages in 3 weeks while there will be mid-term test going on! Of course, I could read 400 pages in less than 2 weeks if it is without mid-term. But yeah, so I thought I couldn't do it, but I did it anyway. Turns out, I finish the book in 5 days, while mid-term is in the process. I can't believe the ending. I literally threw the book (not to the trash, just slamming it down basically) because of how anxious I was about the ending. Peeta & Katniss you two are so asdfghjkl <3 I refuse to read the 2nd book (Catching Fire) & 3rd book (Mockingjay) without watching The Hunger Games movie first. So here I am, waiting anxiously for March 23rd, and then I'm going to directly spend my time reading the next 2 books and back to waiting anxiously for the 2nd movie that is rumored to be released on November 2013 :'''''''''')