Book Traveling Thursdays: Book-Movie That I Enjoyed

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Everyone hates Hollywood making a mess out of their favorite book. Choose a book that got made into a movie you actually enjoyed“. For this one I’m going with Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. In general, I think that this trilogy was super well adapted, so any book would be ok here.


Original Over:

                                  

These are the 2 original covers.

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

     

Covers in Portugal, Spain and Catalonia. In truth, we all have all the covers in existence, lol, but these are nice.

FAVORITE COVER(s):

                                   

My favorites are the Luxury Edition and the black cover edition. I like the minimalists covers, they are the prettiest in my opinion.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

These countries went out of their way to produce some horrific covers. Here are the Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Arabic and Russian editions, what to you think of them? Can you explain that last one? Because that looks life a fantasy series cover and not dystopian…

 

Movie of the Week – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

After being sick all week, I was finally able to go to the movies and watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And it blew me away!

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I cried the whole time! The story is amazing, deep, well written, emotional. The characters are awesome, with many layers and not the same type as in the first movie. And not all is what it seems.

Jennifer Lawrence is, as always, great as Katniss. Katniss is not exactly the same anymore, because, as Haymitch Abernathy puts it, the winners don’t get to live, they survive!

Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta is much more developed than on the first instalment, and it’s kind of impossible not to fall in love with him. He’s clearly in love with this girl, who’s in love with someone else, and there he is, taking care of the other guy and telling her that she has to survive for him?! Come on… Again Haymitch says that she’ll never deserve him, he’s right!

But I was blown away by Elizabeth Banks’s Effie. She’s the one that made cry the most. Elizabeth Banks played perfectly the struggle between doing what she needs to do and knowing that it’s wrong.

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Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer and Lynn Cohen are impressive in their roles as Finnick, Johanna, Wiress and Mags, the last one is brilliant without saying a single word! And the scene in the elevator with Johanna was priceless!

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I loved it, we can almost map out the exact moment when Katniss realized that she can’t live without Peeta. And she makes Haymitch promise that he’ll make him survive, Peeta has to live, without realizing that the whole point of everything is taking her out alive… that she’s the symbol of the revolution…