I went and saw Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 last week. It was great! I would love to sit here and talk to you about all the wonderful parts that made it a great movie, but I’ll wait until a time closer to the end of it’s run. That way, I don’t spoil it for anyone… Who hasn’t read the books that is=)
As I type this, casting is going on for the adaption of Cassandra Clare’s book series The Mortal Instruments. I have read this series as well and can say I am looking forward to seeing how the movie pans out compared to the book.
There are a few reasons why…
I LOVE Stanly Tucci. Let me tell you. Every movie he’s been in (and I’ve seen. I’ll admit I haven’t seen them all) I have loved his character… Well, except for in The Lovely Bones. His character was absolutely deplorable in that movie, and I love him all the more for playing it so well. Then you add in Donald Sutherland. Holy shit, if he was younger… Yeah, you heard me right! And, for some reason, people I talk to never seem to give Woody Harrelson enough credit! I’ve been a huge fan of his since Cheers.
2)The Not-So-Heavy Hitters (yet)-
Jennifer Lawrence was in an episode of Monk and has been acting since she was 14… That means she’s got HUGE potential in my mind. Now, Lily Collins is a bit different. She was in the TV remake series of 90210… I wasn’t a fan of the original, so I wasn’t a fan of the newer series either. I see The Mortal Instruments as a more “teeny-bopper” movie so far. Jamie Campbell Bower may help save the movie, but if they keep dropping in teenage soap opera stars, then I may just throw up. Then you have some other well known people who haven’t had as huge a career as others, but are still well known, such as Elizabeth Banks (who will ever forget the bathtub scene in The 40 Year Old Virgin?) and Lenny Kravitz.
3)The How-Are-They-Gonna-Do-It Factor-
Such a young cast dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. The death of so many, including a young girl that Katniss becomes close with. The little “gifts” that come down via parachute to land exactly at the feet of it’s intended giftee at exactly the time they need it. The back story… How are they going to include the back story? With The Mortal Instruments, I see it as being a bit more straight forward. To me, it was a romance, where as The Hunger Games was a survival story. Will they be able to tell the story as well as Suzanne Collins did?
4)I Want To Be Convinced-
I mentioned how I don’t get how Peeta is seen as such a heart-throb in the books. I wasn’t really for Gale either, but I wanted Peeta to win Katniss’ heart. I also wanted him to win mine, but he never really did. I want this movie to prove to me that Peeta is swoon-worthy. Of course, now I feel kinda dirty considering how young Josh Hutcherson is… Still, I want to be convinced.
I was more invested in The Hunger Games than I was The Mortal Instruments. I knew how the latter was going to end, but the former always had me on my toes. Don’t get me wrong. I love The Mortal Instruments series, but The Hunger Games has a tighter grip on me.