I have to admit I had no solid plans to ever read The Hunger Games. On a recent road trip to San Antonio my boyfriend was listening to the audio version of the first book. When I announced my plans to sleep the entire way he opted to pop in the book and listen. Well, I ended up staying awake the entire 4 hours from Dallas to San Antonio ( and the 4 hours back home) completely entranced in the book.
When I got home I immediately downloaded book 2 and 3 and along with millions of other can now call myself a huge fan!
Of course with all book to movie type of situations, you hope they will capture as much of the true essence of the book as possible. While somewhat disappointed in what was left out story wise ( this would have made it a 4 hour movie) I was blown away by the spot on styling of the cast, in particular the citizens of the Capitol and more so Effie Trinket.
Elizabeth Banks was absolutely transformed and my eyes were in constant delight while I watched her colorful character dance across the screen! The wigs, the makeup, the nails, the clothes, HOLY COW!!! I’d be downright shocked if this costume/makeup/and hair design isn’t nominated for an Academy Award!
Wow, I’m envios of this work!
Hats off to the wigs/hair/makeup/nails/styling team of The Hunger Games! Well done. Well done.