So I thought a quick review on the movie - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,(linked here to a much longer and very good review) and also on The Day of the Doctor.
Starting with Dr Who. I think most of you know by now that we are great Dr Who fans in this family ;) All last week we were watching the little clips released on the Internet. By the time Saturday arrived, we were all very excited - and our excitement was rewarded.
I bought some cake molds recently and made this little Tardis. I tried to colour the cake blue - you can just about see the colour on the side view. It's a bit wonky and there are no decorations, but it tasted great! Jonathan, Kathryn and I watched the encore show again at 7.50pm - it was even better second time round!
Moving on to HG:CF - you know the basic story. Very wealthy, spoilt rich district ruling over several poor, starving districts which every year have to provide "tributes" to the Hunger Games. The "tributes" being young people who go to the game to fight to the death. The games are televised to the population as a way of maintaining control and showing that the winner (survivor) can enjoy the riches and wealth of the ruling class. Along comes Katniss Everdene - who does the unexpected and wins the hearts of the population as well as the Hunger Games.
Some action photos from the film.
That brings us to this movie - and the underground movement is gaining momentum with Katniss as a sort of figurehead - she is not aware of this. The President changes up the HG concept by getting back old winners and making them all fight each other, but - and I'm not going to reveal more - as they would be spoilers. If you ask Kathryn and me - we both thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Jennifer Lawrence is a fantastic actor and the rest of the cast are very good too. The plot is a bit thin, but it is a beautifully made film with some stand out moments. However, if you ask Jonathan - he'll tell you that it was three hours he'll never get back!!! I will tell you that the cinema was packed with teenage girls - and they loved it!
Sorry this turned out to be such a long post - but I had to explain why I didn't get to look at all the wonderful creations over Waltzingmouse PJ Party - I'll be checking in later today. Kathryn and I are off to have massages this afternoon - a nice girly time together! See you tomorrow!