Prim reminds me a lot of my little sister (although my sister has more of Katniss’ attitude). The scene where they’re saying goodbye after the reaping, knowing there is a very good possibility that they will never see each other again, breaks my heart every time. I actually cried.
“Prim!” The strangled cry comes out of my throat, and my muscles begin to move again. “Prim!” I don’t need to shove through the crowd. The other kids make way immediately, allowing me a straight path to the stage. I reach her just as she is about to mount the steps. With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me. “I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!”
You know a book is depressing when the comedic relief is the alcoholic who has had to take partial responsibility for children from his hometown dying year after year. But that’s just the kind of place Panem is, and Haymitch has some hilarious moments. My favorite quote is from Catching Fire:
"So it’s you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans"
I’m trying not to make this challenge completely Beauty and the Beast, but this kiss scene is so beautifully done. It sets off literal fireworks and sparks the transformation of the castle and all of its inhabitants.
This is my favorite scene because out of everything that Katniss and the others had to battle in all three books, this was the worst. It combined the physical horror of these massive wolves trying to kill you with the psychological horror of the realization that these are (supposed to be) partly people you’ve met. Someone you’ve killed, or someone you’ve made an alliance with. It’s sick. And amazing to read.
She is evil personified. Ugh I hate her so much. HATE HATE HATE. Bellatrix? We’re cool. Narcissa? Meh. Petunia? Whatever. But Umbridge can die in a fire. And then come back as a ghost and be petrified and burned over and over and over and over and over…
Is there any of the film adaptations that have made you angry because they’ve ignored important parts of the book?
And all the other stuff they cut out of movie four. I understand why they did it, but in only focusing on Harry’s storyline they cut out a lot of great subplots. I think that Hermione has especially suffered from movie cuts; because a lot of her contributions come from reading books and not, you know, chasing spiders, they get cut out for lack of excitement.
And I REALLY wanted to see Winky in Goblet of Fire :(
Hate is too strong a word, but I’m definitely not the huge Gale fan that a lot of people are. Nothing specific, there’s just something about his personality that bugs me—moreso in Catching Fire and especially in Mockingjay. However, I will admit that he’s sexier than Peeta ;)
Although this movie made some of the biggest errors—Harry listening to Snape to not move while he killed Dumbledore (never would have happened), “oh, btw, I’m the half-blood Prince, which is the title of this movie but that we give 30 seconds of screen time to,” and completely glossing over the Battle of the Tower, it also did the most things right. As a movie, when not compared to the book, it was the best. It focused on romance a lot, but I’m a girl, so I didn’t mind. ;) It was also the only Harry Potter movie that consistently made me laugh. Considering how dark the next two movies are/will be, I think that’s very important.
"Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?"