Okay, okay…before you let your mind go too far into the gutter, let me be clear. It’s Andi’s brain that captured my attention here. Technically, I’ve never met the woman. 🙂 Let me ‘splain.
I did a bang up job of staying away from the Twilight craze. Actually, it wasn’t that difficult. I mean, a “sparkly” vampire? WTF? I so loved Robert Pattinson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I enjoyed his performance in Water for Elephants (though, admittedly, I was watching it because of Reese Witherspoon). But I just couldn’t bring myself to watching any of the Twilight movies or reading any of the books. From what I saw and heard about them, I just knew that I would be annoyed. As the phenomenon has continued, I’ve just gotten more annoyed.
To be fair, I did try watching the first Twilight movie. I nearly drove screwdrivers into my eyes.
So when this whole thing about The Hunger Games started up, I was skeptical. No, I mean really skeptical. I simply didn’t understand the craze surrounding the concept of teenagers killing each other. Really? I will say that the cast of the movie intrigued me – they got some pretty nifty people starring in this movie. But, I still couldn’t get even the least bit excited about this movie. At all.
That is, until Andi Marquette turned me on.
I highly recommend you click that link up there and read what Andi has to say. It’s so wonderful! For all of my years in graduate school, Andi is the first person to ever explain “dystopia” in a way that makes me say, “Of course!!” I’d always understood the definition of the word. That was never a problem…contrary to popular belief, I do have a few brain cells to rub together. But Andi’s explanation and review really makes the concept come alive for me. Now it’s an applicable concept, not just a theoretical one.
Andi Marquette has turned me on. She’s done what others have not been able to do: I now want to read the books and see this movie. Badly.