March 17, 2012


Or How a 41 Year Old Man Became Enamored With a Book That Was Originally Targeted at Teen-Age Girls.

I just saw this review on, calling the upcoming movie "The Hunger Games" the Best American SCI-FI Film since 'THE MATRIX.

I Get It.

Anticipation for this movie is currently at an all time high for me! 

I honestly can't remember the last time I was this excited to see a movie. 

I'm not sure if I've ever been this excited to see a movie. 

 I first heard about the Hunger Games when it appeared on the cover of EW Magazine back in May of 2011.

This character "Katniss Everdeen" mesmerized me from the beginning.  

I read the article and became fascinated.  It told of a popular set of books by Suzanne Collins where a futuristic society forces 12-18 year old children to compete in a Battle to the Death tournament.   

Now that's something different.

I quickly downloaded the first book and read it all in a couple of days.  Books 2 and 3 were finished within the next week.  I hated the ending because it wasn't all neat and happy, but it stuck with me.

Stuck with me enough that I did something I've never done before.  I started following movie blogs.  I followed every post of 3 or 4 of them including:

I told my wife about the books and she read all three books in less than a week.  Then she turned my boys on to them and now we're all hooked.

We've been watching every trailer and video that has hit the web.  

Stuff like this brand new one that just showed up online today:

I even started my own Pinterest Board and regularly post any interesting videos and pictures I find featuring the stars and also interesting screen shots from the movie.

Now it's only a week away until the movie is released and 

I can't wait to see it!

Are there any other men above the age of 30 

that feel the same way I do?

Or is this something I need to discuss with my therapist?


  1. Todd - No need to discuss this with your therapist. I may be an over 30 female, not male, but these books are some of the best I have read in a while in YA fiction. The story line reminds me of Lord of the Flies only much more fast paced and intense. Collins does an excellent job of pulling you into an intensely uncomfortable, and morally corrupt situation, and making you feel for all the characters. She is truly gifted at giving us a no nonsense look into poverty, starvation, and the will to survive and how it is honed to razor sharp point in this blood thirsty futuristic society.

  2. Andrea literally gasped when we saw the first trailer in the movie theatre back in November. We can't wait for the twenty-third. Andrea wants to go to her first midnight showing. So proud. :)