March 26, 2012

We went to see Hunger Games, but the odds were not in our favor...


I first read Hunger Games a couple months after it was published. I thought it was really good, so after I finished, I handed it to Dave before going to bed and said, "Read this. I think you'll like it." I woke up the next morning and he was done.

We both were really excited to see the movie and got tickets to a show on Friday after we were done with school and work. Unfortunately for us, and all the other people in the theater, including kids, the movie that rolled was not Hunger Games, but Project X.

I know that not every minute of every R-rated movie is evil, but if the first few minutes of this movie were anything to go by, I think I'd be brain dead if I was forced to sit through the entire thing. It was crude, foul, and shocked my poor brain.

The theater manager came in to apologize and offered a free movie pass to every adult in the audience, and 2 free passes to every child (which just didn't feel like enough after what we experienced). It ruined the first part of the movie for me because I couldn't shake the disgusted feeling I had inside - it's not easy to enjoy yourself after something like that.

In the end, we thought Hunger Games was good, and without the bad horrible beginning, it probably would have been great. I sincerely hope everyone else who saw this over the weekend had a better experience.

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