Monday, June 11, 2012

How Many Times Have You Seen the Hunger Games?

Tip of the Day: If you have an eye appointment in the morning, write your blog post before the doctor dilates your eyes!

So how many times have you seen the Hunger Games? If you're 13 like my daughter, you may have seen it three or more times. She's also read the book three times. And she's seen Dark Shadows twice.

I would say that adults don't do this the way teens do, but honestly, I think my husband has watched Zombieland upwards of 12 times by now.

Personally, I would like to go see Men in Black 3 with my daughter, but she's dying to see Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer. Really, Hollywood? Although don't get me wrong, if they come out with the movie of Sense and Sensibilities and Sea Monsters, I'm first in line.

In my opinion, there aren't that many movies with interesting women in them, or women at all. I mean other than Tiffany or Megan Fox playing the unlikely astrophysicist. (The sci fi nerd in me tolerates it for movies like Men in Black, but normally, I find the absence of women characters annoying.) The Hunger Games and Katniss have been a breath of fresh air. Yes, Hollywood, people will go see movies with female leads. They can be hits too. And teenage girls don't all want to be Bella Swan. Heck, I might even help my daughter buy a ticket to go see Hunger Games a fourth time. Even my Dad went to see it.

Yes, I know it can be a violent movie. But is that worse than the new trend of taking young women out of popular movies altogether, unless they've graduated from the Pinup Calendar School for Astrophysicists Whose Fathers Specialized in Monsters/Plagues/Disasters? I don't think so.

-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages


DeenaML said...

As a teen, I think my bro and I watched Return of the Jedi 500 times. On VHS. We couldn't afford to go to the theater that many times. :) But man, Princess Leia could hold her own in that one.

Megg Jensen said...

I've only seen it once, but I have a feeling once we buy it, I'll see it many more times. ;)

I saw Aladdin three times in the theater. Jurassic Park, three times. That was in high school. Is there something about the high school brain that pushes us to experience movies multiple times in quick succession?

Carmella Van Vleet said...

I've seen it only once. Not sure if I'll buy on DVD, though. But who knows? After all, you know what Rule #32 is right - enjoy the little things. (Ask your husband. lol)