Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

The Hunger Games


My mom and I finally went and saw the Hunger Games yesterday. I made her promise to wait for me to get home to see it together.

I took the opportunity to wear some of my new Hunger Games nail polish from China Glaze.

I used Riveting (a bright, shimmering orange) as a base with Electrify (an orangey-red and gold micro glitter) over it. It’s loud but I totally love it. I am going to go crazy with the 10 colors I bought from the collection. I can’t wear many of them while I am working in Alaska (gotta keep it somewhat professional!), so April is my time to sport the blingy nail look!

And now my thoughts on the movie itself…

While I can’t say that it lived up to all the hype, or came near to being as great as the book (I rarely think movie adaptations are), it was a good movie.

I thought that the woman who play Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer Lawrence, was a great choice for the role.

I was sad they left some of my favorite parts of the book out, but it’s par for the course with movies like these.

I am looking forward to seeing the next film. Book #2 in the series, Catching Fire, was my favorite of the trilogy, so I am excited to see what they do for the movie.

Are any of you big Hunger Games fans? If you’ve seen it, what did you think of the movie?



4 thoughts on “The Hunger Games

  1. Oh my gosh that nail polish is so cool! And orange is really big right now so you are completely “on trend” as we say in the beauty industry. I’m maybe 2/3 of the way through reading Hunger Games now and loving every minute of it. I never feel that movies are as good as books either, but the cast looks so good I probably will have to see it!

  2. I think they did a really good job. It was a long movie, they would have had to make it a 2-parter in order to include everything that “needed” to be included. I did like that there was more behind-the-scenes to The Game than there was (or, than I remember!) in the book. But mostly I thought it was cast really well. I wasn’t crazy for Gale’s character, I thought he was too macho & good looking, but I was pleasently surprised with the rest of the cast!

  3. Love the nail polish!

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