It’s that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It’s The Day New Movies Are Released.
Making this a bit harder for me, however, is the fact that I’m currently in Operation: Shutdown as it pertains to news of the film. I had given some thought to reading the book (and, eventually, other two books) prior to seeing the film, but hadn’t made it a priority and had more or less back-burnered said thought, being way down on my local library’s Holds list for the book (meaning there was no chance I was getting a copy that way before the film came out) and not caring quite enough to just go out and buy it. But late in the game (yesterday), a friend that works in my building with whom I talk books had a copy on his desk and lent it to me. Thus, I’ve decided to rip through it as quickly as possible (pretty easy given it’s size and prose) in order to be all caught up before this weekend.
Thing is, I hate knowing anything about a film adaptation of a book (or series) prior to reading, as now I see Jennifer Lawrence (et al) as Katniss and not whomever I might have conjured up on my own. Thankfully, it’s been so long since I saw the trailer that I don’t recall too many particulars, though pervasive commercials have ensured that I would be well familiar with “I volunteer as Tribute!!” long before reading.
So, needless to say, my percentage below will be 100%, which, not coincidentally, is the same odds that I’ll now be one of those insufferable idiots that can’t stop comparing books to their adaptations. I hate being that guy but simultaneously seem to always be putting myself in such a position (and/or I just can’t help myself).
Just so you know…the book’s gonna be waaaay better, man. (Seriously, though, the casting – as far as I can tell – seems pretty awesome, and the book ought to make for a terrific adventure/sci-fi flick. I’m getting pretty psyched for it pretty quickly.)
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 100%